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Leah Prentice

In her scientific career, Leah has contributed to 30 published peer review articles but she has yet to publish an epic science fiction novel — her first love. To keep her sane in her failure, she meditates.

Renowned Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche to speak in Vancouver

Born into a family of highly accomplished meditation teachers in Nepal,Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche decided in 2011 to “add wood to the fire.”    It’s a technique developed hundreds of years ago...