- India Programs CommitteeCommittee Member
- Ashoka India GrantsCommittee Member
As an advisor to the KF board, Dr. Dixey has general oversight of the range of activities undertaken, looking out for strategic synergies and objectives going forward. With such a vast and dynamic mission, one of the unique characteristics of KF is its strong strategic focus, expressed in the range of projects it undertakes. This is the fruit of a systematic planning process that is regularly reviewed. Dr. Dixey also sits on the India Committee, which supports projects that have the potential to create real impact.
Educated as a scientist in the UK, Dr. Dixey’s life has circled between academic pursuits, spiritual practice, and practical projects. After taking his first degree at Oxford (during which he took a year off to visit India, spending time at Samye Ling), he taught in an esoteric school before opening a laboratory researching body energy in a major London hospital. His research led him to the Chinese medical tradition, and to becoming the chief executive of a UK pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel medicines based on ancient knowledge systems. He retired in 2007 to devote himself full time to Buddhist activities.