Kerrin & Faye

Our “Learn to Meditate” classes on Thursday nights are taught by some of our senior students. 


Kerrin has been a student of Therese since 2005.  Since that time she has attended all of the BBMC retreats and many one day teachings. Attending all of his His Holiness’s visits to Australia since that time has also provided great inspiration to Kerrin to share her knowledge and ideas at the centre.

Having been trained by the Buddhist Council of Victoria (BCV), Kerrin spent some time as a volunteer teacher delivering Buddhism classes to school children, which led her to help set up the children’s Dharma Club program at BBMC. She has completed the Health Care and Spiritual Care Volunteer training program at the BCV also, and she is a trained volunteer with the Victorian Council of Churches Emergency Ministries.

Kerrin lives with her partner in Melbourne and she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. After studying Biology at university she has worked in Human Resources within scientific and environmental sectors. Apart from reading books by her many favourite female Buddhist writers and listening to Buddhist podcasts, she enjoys exercising and walking.


I was born in Mumbai India and attended a boarding school in Mussoorie in the northern foothills of the Himalaya ranges of India. Mussoorie is where the Central Tibetan Administration of the 14th Dalai Lama was first established and for me this is where my interest and involvement in Tibetan Buddhism started.

I have been studying under the guidance of my teacher Therese Bottomley since 1995 and it has been a continuous development for me.  My study of Buddhist philosophy and meditation has enhanced my life in a very meaningful way. It is my aim to share what has been passed on to me.

I work in university administration and have 2 adult children. I enjoy reading and my husband and I love going on walks and travelling.  I am also a qualified yoga teacher in the tradition of T. Khrishnamacharya.