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Greg has been interested in philosophical investigation and various types of emptiness approaches for much of his life. He studied Psychology at California State University and Philosophy at the Universität zu Köln in Cologne, Germany, before receiving his doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. He's studied Advaita-Vedanta through the Chinmaya Mission and with Francis Lucille. He studied Mahayana Buddhism through Jodo-Shinshu Minister Rev. Kenjutsu Nakagaki and with the Ven. Wen Zhu, dharma sister to Master Yin-Shun of Taiwan, R.O.C., author of The Way to Buddhahood. Greg is the author of many articles, and his books include Nondualism in Western Philosophy, Standing as Awareness, Emptiness and Joyful Freedom (co-authored with Tomas Sander, and available on this site) and The Direct Path: A User Guide.
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Tomas is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher. He has studied mostly in the Tibetan tradition and received teachings from Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and other Tibetan masters. He studied Buddhist philosophy and its soteriological applications with Greg Goode, and they are collaborating on the class which has become a book (available on this site) called Emptiness and Joyful Freedom. Tomas grew up in Germany, holds a doctoral degree in mathematics, and works as a research scientist in the computer industry. He has also studied Positive Psychology for a number of years and was instrumental in starting a new research area called “Positive Computing” which explores how to utilize technology in order to raise people's psychological well-being in a scalable fashion.
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Tamara studied A Course in Miracles, J. Krishnamurti teaching, translated some works of Krishnamurti and John Sherman into Russian, as well as did some subtitling for their videos. She lived in the USSR (Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine), studied at the Moscow (MS in Biophysics) and Kiev (Ph.D. in Chemistry) State Universities, as well as at Indiana University (Public Administration and Environmental Affairs). She works in a biological research lab.
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