The Six Keys to Liberating Your Life!
- No prerequisites. All are welcome!
What people are saying:
"Rafa changed the game for me when it comes to helping me level up my spirituality and just my understanding of life in general. I credit many of the positive changes that have occurred in my experience over the past few months directly to things that i was able to learn from Rafa and implement into my daily life. Highly recommend getting down on some individual sessions with this man."
- Tommy Joiner
"Rafael has helped me immensely improve my outlook on life and become a better person. He is flexible, responsive, and a great life coach. Highly recommend if you're feeling stuck and need a little direction!"
- Andrew Stewart
"Each week we would work on one of the 6 Parami, or 6 perfections: generosity, ethics, patience, energy, concentration, and wisdom. We would begin our hour long meetings by having an open discussion and exploring the paramita of that week. Before the end of each meeting, Rafael would give me a bite-sized “homework assignment” or task to work on for the following week, which we would then discuss my experiences or contemplations the next meeting. The tasks were a bit challenging yet engaging, which held my interest and got me excited for each subsequent meeting. Not too hard and not too easy—just right. Every person has a different learning style and Rafa was quick to make adjustments based on my learning preferences—a skill of a wonderful teacher."
- Rami Santos
"Working with Rafael helped provide the missing pieces of information that other meditation teachers and retreats did not satisfy in order for me to meditate effectively. He is able to clearly articulate and communicate esoteric concepts that may be hard to illustrate with words using multiple angles, analogies, and expressions for complete comprehension. His teaching style is well adapted to be customized for each individual’s unique needs. Where other teachers instruction was often vague and confusing, Rafael was able to fill in the blanks with a systematic and practical arrangement of steps that intelligently build meditation skills in an order that makes sense. His support will certainly take your practice to the next level!"
- Caitlin Thompson
"Rafael listened to me and recommended the type of meditation that best suits me based on my habits. He has advised me to practice Metta meditation and taught me two exercises to implement it. Since our first session, I have been able to implement a morning walk to the park where I also meditate for 10 minutes. I have been doing this every morning and that simple action has helped me to be more focused and calm. He has also helped me to simplify my beliefs and mental blocks about meditation and its difficulty through his ‘Two-Thirds Principle’. That principle has made it simple for me to practice and get going with my daily meditation."
- Luciano Colos
- People interested in Meditation, Personal Development, or Buddhadharma (Buddhism)
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Dr. Rafael Hoekstra was born in New Zealand and has been studying Buddhadharma and meditation with his root teacher, Lama Mark Webber since 2004. During this time, he has often traveled as the principal attendant to Lama Mark, who has encouraged him to teach since 2010. He has also been fortunate to receive teachings and empowerments from Tarchin Hearn and H.E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche, among others.
Beginning in 2017, Rafael has been training in Qi Gong and Taoist Energy Arts under Paul Cavel of the Water Method tradition lineage of Lao Tzu. With his teacher’s encouragement, he has begun to share these powerful technologies.
Academically, Rafael was awarded a PhD cum laude in Nanoscience, Materials, and Chemical Engineering from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and has published articles with a specialisation in chemical sensors.
Within the creative fields, he has played in jazz and rock bands, performed standup comedy and improvised theatre, and published a book of poetry. He has lived upon five continents and enjoys exploring the planet.
Rafael has spent extended periods of time in deep meditation retreat both in solitude and with his teacher, and endeavours to integrate these experiences with the full richness of modern life.
He is committed to clearly expressing the joy of liberation for all life.