Dyana has been studying Tibetan Buddhadharma for the past 30 years, in the lineage of Canadian Namygal Rinpoche. She regularly embarks on long retreats to deepen her understanding of meditation, the nature of mind and the purpose of life.
She has sailed the Pacific ocean and travelled for retreats, workshops and life-learnings in Canada, Thailand, China and New Zealand. Dyana lives in a small seaside village overlooking the Hauraki Gulf, where she writes and gardens, and has three children and four grandchildren.
The focus of all Dyana’s investigating and avid questioning has been to understand life and how to live well. She has a BSc majoring in Botany and Zoology, MA (Hons) in Philosophy; MCW (Hons) in Creative Writing, Dip Yoga Therapy from Wellpark College, and a Cert Counselling.
The Yoga of Sailing is the debut autobiographical novel in Dyana’s trilogy Anchors in an Open Sea. Buddha and a Boat continues the story. The third book, My True Names, is due for publication in January 2017.