Mala-Sikka

Mala was a resident teacher at the Dharma Centre in 2007. She has more than 20 years experience in Buddha Dharma and teaching Body Work. She is a meditation teacher and movement artist of Indian Origin. Since 1991 she has run a practice inspiring people of all backgrounds through Healing-Shiatsu and Seiki-Soho.

Her root Gurus were Zen Master John Garrie Roshi and Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche. In addition she has studied under the world-renowned Dr. Shen Hongxung in Buqi, Seiki-Soho with Akinobu Kishi and shamanic healers from Indonesia.

Over the years Mala has been invited to hold in-house seminars by a number of schools and Universities across the world as well as being involved with Community Arts organizations in India and UK. She has created numerous Multicultural Arts Projects including initiating the ‘Twinning’ between arts centres in Indonesia and WalesMala studied various forms of Martial arts and dance, specializing in Kathakali, a form of South Indian Classical dance-theatre. Since 1989 she has trained extensively in ‘Amerta’ movement in Java and Europe with Master Suprapto Suryodarmo.

Mala’s art of non-stylized movement-meditation, ’Life-Moves’ is continually developing as she teaches around the world. Each year she spends several months in retreat to aid her transformation and that of others. 

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Mala Sikka’s journey through life has been a spiritual Silk Road with various destinations of dance, meditation and healing along the way, culminating in a tapestry of over twenty years of practice and teaching. She started in the arts in 1975 specialising in dance theatre — specifically the study of Kathakali in Paris and in Kerala, South India. In 1985 her Zen master, John Garrie Roshi, gave her his blessing to teach Zen after her many years of training. Mala has been practicing Healing-Shiatsu since 1991 through her busy practice in Cardiff, Wales, and also practices Seiki-Soho as a result of her studies with Japanese Master Akinobu Kishi.

In 1997 Mala met The Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche who became a central inspiration and influence on all her work. She also studied under the world-renowned Dr. Shen Hongxung in Buqi and shamanic healers from Indonesia. Mala has been invited to hold in-house seminars by a number of schools and universities around the world as well as being involved with community arts organisations. She has created numerous multicultural art projects including initiating the ‘Twinning’ between arts centres in Indonesia and Wales.

Contact: currently on three-year retreat and no contact is available.