Richard Dixey

Richard Dixey holds a Ph.D in Biophysics from London University, an M.A. with distinction in the history and philosophy of science from London University, and a B.A in Cell Biology from Oxford. In 1979, he was appointed the Director of the Bioelectronic Research Unit at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London, a position he held for fourteen years before founding and becoming the Chief Executive of Phytopharm PLC, a biotechnology company that listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1997. Richard retired from Phytopharm in 2007.

Since 1972, through his interest in Buddhism, he has worked on the interface between scientific and spiritual perspectives and has travelled extensively in the Himalayas, India and South East Asia. He and his wife Wangmo, who is the eldest daughter of
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, are co-directors of the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation, which is dedicated to revitalizing the Buddhist culture of India. He is also on the faculty of Dharma College in Berkeley and is an advisor to the Khyentse Foundation.

Events with Richard Dixey

Hello to a Calm Place: Learn to Meditate in Three Minutes a Day
June 24 - August 12, 2022

Fridays 12:00 – 12:30 PM, PT Join Dr. Richard Dixey of Dharma College for a unique (and simply powerful) meditation experience this summer. In this course, you will learn calmness meditation and finding a base of stillness in the center of all experience. These half-hour classes require no previous knowledge or experience of meditation and only entail a commitment of one or two short meditation sessions per day. For anyone who wishes to begin meditation…

Dharma College Annual Practice Retreat
July 24 - 29, 2022

4 Nights Stay at Ratna Ling Investigating body, language, and mind, Tarthang Tulku’s recently released Lotus Trilogy offers direct, effective, and powerful ways to understand ourselves. Lotus Vision offers a practical, thoughtful and effective series of courses in guided and self-investigation that leads to deep insight into one’s inner being, uncovering the rich potential that is the birthright of every human being, The full program includes teachings, meditations, discussion groups, reading and movement classes. Ratna…