Dr Eva Natanya

A scholar of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, an academic lecturer, writer, translator, and retreat leader, Eva Natanya had a nine-year career as a professional ballet dancer with both the New York City Ballet and the Royal Ballet of England. She earned an MA in Christian Systematic Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. For more than twenty years, she has studied meditation, yoga, and philosophy in both the Christian and Buddhist traditions with master teachers in the United States, England, and India. She is the editor of Open Mind: View and Meditation in the Lineage of Lerab Lingpa (2018) and co-editor of Fathoming the Mind: Inquiry and Insight in Düdjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence (2018), both by Dr. B. Alan Wallace. Her own work explores the deep connections between Christian and Buddhist thought at rigorous levels of theology, ethics, mysticism, and contemplative prayer. Eva has spent more than thirty months in solitary meditation retreat, and will soon return to full-time meditation practice, living in the remote mountains of Colorado.