9Ways’ Faculty

Sound, energetic and medical practitioners, scholars, 
shamans, Tibetan Lamas and eastern sages, musicians and 
composers come together to present a global teaching that spans 
the most ancient of traditional arts to contemporary science.

Mitch Nur, PhD is the founder, Senior Instructor, Spiritual Director, and Drup Shen Pa of 9ways Academia. He has spent nearly 5 decades as a Archaeomusicologist, Sacred Sound Researcher, Practitioner and Teacher. An authority on Sacred Sound instruments and applications as it pertains to ritual, ceremony, sound therapies, shamanic healing, meditation, and personal transformation.

Mitch Nur, PhD

His Eminence Kundrol Namka Wangyal Rinpoche is the seventh reincarnation of the great Kundrol Jatson Nyingpo of Tibet. Kundrol Jatson Nyingpo was a great terton (revealer of hidden treasures) and founder of Za Mongyal Monastery in Tibet. 

The 7th Kundrol Namkha Thinley Wangyal Rinpoche

On 18th March, 2011, in recognition to his knowledge and capability, His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche formally enthroned him as Khenpo (Professor of Buddhist Philosophy) and conferred the certificate of "Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy". In August 2017, he became Singapore's Resident Dharma Teacher. Khenpo is well-versed in performing religious rites and rituals, as well as teaching of the Buddha Dharma.

Khenpo Ogyen Rangshar

He is a master of Sutra, Tantra and Dogchen of Bon tradition. He is the founder of Dolpo Bon Society and the Nepal Bon Religion Association. He is also the head lama of the Nepal Bon Religion Association of Nepal. Rinpoche received his Geshe degree in 1994, as well as studying the sciences of Astrology, Astronomy, Poetry, Tibetan language and literature, measurement of Mandala, ritual instruments, and performing ritual offerings.

Geshe Nyima Kunkyab
Born in 1966 in Jomsom Mustang, Nepal, his father, Yungdrung Gyal, is the 36th in the Phong la Ratsa lineage of East Amdo.  His mother, Konchok Dolmo, is of the Amchi lineage, a Tibetan doctor. He is the Abbot of Tashi Gégye Thaten Ling Monastery,  the first Yungdrung Bön temple in exile, located in Nepal in the village of Dorpatan.
Ratsa Geshe Khenpo Tenzin Dargye

Geshe Tenzin DrukdakGeshe Tenzin Drukdak is a very knowledgeable and beloved Bon lama, doctor and healer who has studied Tibetan medicine from the age of 12 with teachers of Tibetan medicine including Darma Gyaltsen. Geshe-la received his Geshe degree from the Bon Dialectic School at Menri, India in 1994. Since 2001, Geshe-la has served as the Khenpo of the new Bon Dialectic School at Togden Monastery in Amdo, Tibet.

Geshe Tenzin Drukdak Rinpoche

Alexandre Tannous is a musician, educator, composer, and ethnomusicologist. He holds four degrees in music theory, composition, music education and ethnomusicology. He has studied and taught at Columbia University and is a frequent guest-lecturer at universities, institutions, and museums. 

Alexandre Tannous

Alysia Tromblay ’83 is one of the fortunate few: she makes a living doing both what she loves and what she believes in. A musician, craftsperson, and spiritual counselor, the School of Music jazz studies graduate believes a balanced life requires the connection of soul, body, and mind, which occurs when people “turn compassion into action,” as she puts it. “My life’s work,” she says, “is helping people wake up from the inside out.”

Alysia Tromblay

Arkan Lushwala is a Peruvian ceremonialist and healer. He is a rare indigenous bridge of the global north and south, carrying spiritual traditions from the Andes in his native Peru as well as being adopted and initiated by the Lakota people of North America.

Arkan Lushwala

Carol Cannon has been on the Path of Kindness and Compassion for over 50 years. Introduced to Yoga and Meditation at age 18, she saw early on that life can be lived in a harmonious way. At her first Kalachakra Initiation with H.H. Dalai Lama in 1999, Carol purchased her first Himalayan Singing Bowl. By 2010, she completed certification as a Master Himalayan Singing Bowl Practitioner from 9 Ways Academia in Quakertown, PA.

Carol Cannon

QiGong and martial art practitioner with a geophysics bachelor degree Dima is also a Restorator and musician (Didgeridoo, Jaw Harp and traditional flute). Former musician of Petroglyph, Chingis Dub, Yantra and Once In band, creator of Vibro-Energy-Tuning system and master of Cosmo Energy system (developed in Russia, based on Nicholas Roerich knowledgies).

Dima Klim

Howard Barry Schatz is a computer specialist, classically trained composer, and music theorist. He spent the last 40 years deciphering the riddles within monotheism’s oldest and most mysterious sacred text, the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Creation).

Howard Barry Schatz

Kalpana Parekh is a passionate psychotherapist with 20 years of experience. She works with adults dealing with anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, chronic illness, and performance anxiety as well as those pursuing personal growth. She holds certificates in CBT, positive psychology, OCD treatment, executive coaching, yoga, and telemental health (among other areas).

Kalpana Parekh

Mallika Paritosh is a Philosophy scholar from the University of Buenos Aires specialized in South-American cosmovisions and ancient Tantric Philosophy. She graduated in Classical Piano and Music Education at Buenos Aires’ National Conservatory. A multi-faceted artist that plays more than 40 instruments, she is also a Meditation instructor, a Sound Therapist and a best-selling author. 

Mallika Paritosh

Over the past 20+ years Mike Tamburo has become well known as a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, interdisciplinary sound artist, video artist, sound therapist, writer and meditation teacher; sharing over 2000 public and private performances.

Mike Tamburo

Nancy is an award-winning artist & Professor at one of the leading art colleges in New England. She is President of the Board of Trustees of an arts museum in MA & is involved with Boston arts councils. Nancy believes art is an essential component of a healthy society & has the power to heal.

Nancy Aleo

A legendary exponent of New York City's late 90's Russian American scene, Alex song lead in addition to playing guitar and saxophone in Waterwalls and Bossa Noga. A composer of multiple scores for animation films and documentaries, an in-demand multi-instrumentalist and an experienced throat singer.

Sasha Dreyshner
Sister Coni Lopez

Taunya Laya, Founding Director of My Second Breath Inc., is a member of the Sound Healers Association and holds a Master's of Science Degree in Education with over 20 years of experience in the fields of education and social work.

Taunya Laya Rivera

Thomas Orr Anderson, M.A. is a Musician, Physicist, Inventor and Sound Therapist engaged in a lifelong exploration of sound, rhythm, movement, science and meditation. He has studied intensively in a variety of ancient healing arts including Qi Gong, Reiki and Acupressure.

Thomas Orr Anderson

Tok Tamang and his family in Nepal, where he learned the sacred art of using them from his father, Kashi Ram Tamang. Already at the age of seven, Tok would spend hours learning how to entice the singing bowls into producing their powerful and magical sounds. Both earthy and celestial, both healing and meditative, these sounds would transport him into an inner state of peace and joy he had never before experienced.

Tok Tamang

Wendy has been studying the healing effects of sound, music, and vibration for over 30 years, and co-directed the Sound and Music Institute, a 9-month program in therapeutic sound and music at the New York Open Center. She has created a practitioner training in therapeutic sound, and is the director of the Princeton Sound School, specializing in sound meditation.

Wendy Young

Being of Indian descent, (Zeny’s family has roots in Northwest India, in Punjab) Zeny is passionate about her Indian heritage and devotedly studies every aspect of Indian culture and spirituality. Zeny’s teachings are noted for depth in yoga philosophy, history and spiritual richness. 

Zeny Bagatsing Ogrisseg

"The scientific and educational prerequisites which the teacher should meet are: mastery of the fundamentals of his art (his specialization) and its rules, the ability to demonstrate everything that it is possible to demonstrate, whenever asked to do so, the ability to make others comprehend what he himself knows and the ability to guard against any distortions which might enter his art."

Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn al-Faraj al-Fārābī 

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