About Us

Transformative Mindfulness International/Lamp On The Path
email us at transformative.mindfulness@gmail.com

This website was created to offer opportunities to use safe, simple methods of changing your mind and consequently suffering that affects your health. Once people have confidence with the methods, we eventually hope to support and train them, in ways that are accessible globally, using the web as an on-line training and support community. As they develop programs in their area of expertise, we would like to help them to help others themselves.

The work of Transformative Mindfulness International and Lamp On The Path is inspired by His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama and encouraged Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, both Tibetan Buddhist teachers who have benefited 100’s of thousands of people of all philosophical backgrounds.

Since 1990 Dekyi-Lee initially introduced and then trained facilitators in Austrailia and Scotland. In 1999, while she was still a nun, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche advised Dekyi Lee to continue to bridge her mindfulness-based self-healing methods universally to anyone of any philosophical belief or background. In 2013, it has been used in over 13 countries and is available in several languages.

This work is also inspired by a discussion Dekyi-Lee had with one of the Dalai Lama’s personal physicians, Dr. Wangyal, a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine in Dharamsala, India. This is the home of many Tibetans in exile and Dr. Wangyal’s famed Men Tse Kang, Institute for Tibetan Medicine where this ancient natural medicine system is preserved. He urged her to focus her work on ways to heal the psychological suffering that contributes at a causal level of illness, when disease has become too complex for medical systems alone.

About Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw

Dekyi-Lee’s life spans various areas of expertise beginning with flatwater kayaking and coaching at an international level; she heralds from a family of four Canadian Olympic athletes. She built and sold a marketing agency then trained and taught for seven years at the Findhorn Foundation, a world renown socio-ecologically sustainable community and education centre in Scotland. She became a student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, leading to seven years as a Buddhist nun. 

Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw was the co-director and faculty of the Inter-professional Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program at the University of Toronto, Continuing Education, and then the senior Advisor of Buddhist Content and Pracitce. She was a member of the teaching team for Hamilton Health Sciences’ Developing Resiliency through Applied Mindfulness program. She developed the Transformative Mindfulness Methods protocol for inquiry and intervention and for 20 years has been training practitioners  internationally. She was invited  by the University of Florence, Neurology, Psychiatry and Pharmacology Departments to train professionals in their Masters Program in Mindfulness and Meditation: Neurological and Clinical Application for Healthcare Professionals. She is a contributing author of Medical Marriage: The Marriage of Orthodox and Complimentary Therapies. A former national level athlete, entrepreneur, educator then Tibetan Buddhist nun for seven years at Chenrezig Institute in Australia, she is a registered Buddhist teacher with the FPMT.  She is a former director of The Centre for Compassion & Wisdom in Burlington, Canada which offers programs in secular ethics, meditation and universal education programs that help anyone to become kinder and wiser. She is author and international trainer in 16 Guidelines for Life – a secular ethics program now in 23 countries and 6 languages. This is a resource and program of  the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom in UK. Dekyi-Lee serves on the board of this organization, whose patron is The Dalai Lama.