About Renate
Renate was born in Germany and educated in both East and West. She holds Masters degrees from Frankfurt University and Antioch University (Regent's College) London, and studied Western Philosophy at Birkbeck College London. She worked in London as a literary agent and commissioning editor before training as an existential psychotherapist and counsellor.

After migrating to Australia, Renate was founding director of Shakyamuni Budda Hospice Sydney, and served on the International Board of Directors of FPMT Inc. (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) www.fpmt.org. She was a director of WHF (World Happiness Forum) www.happinessanditscauses.com.au. She has been teaching Tibetan Buddhism for over 15 years at many Buddhists centres in Australia and abroad, as well as at hospices and community centres. She is an occasional speaker at the Mind and Its Potential and Happiness conferences in Sydney and has appeared on radio and TV.

Renate lives and teaches in the Sunshine Coast hinterland at Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo and works as a Buddhist and Existential psychotherapist in private practice.