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Pointing Out Australia is a registered organisation that is dedicated to supporting the practice of Tibetan Buddhism in Australia.

Pointing Out Australia was formed after Harvey and Linda Feldstein attended a retreat with Professor Daniel P Brown in North America in 2012.


In April 2013 at the Feldstein’s invitation, Daniel and his partner Gretchen Nelson came to Sydney, and taught a One Day Introductory Level Workshop on Treating Attachment Pathology, followed by  the 8-day Pointing Out Level One teaching.


The success of these initial events encouraged Pointing Out Australia to immediately invite Daniel and Gretchen to return, including some advanced retreats for those who have become established in their practice.


Please find more information about the work of Daniel P Brown and the advanced Pointing Out approach to meditation instruction here. You can also find videos explaining the technique in our resources section.

Our Teachers

Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D


Spiritual Director of “Pointing Out the Great Way”, teacher, author, translator, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, Dan has made enormous contributions to students of psychology and students of the Buddhist path to awakening.


Learn more about Dan.

Gretchen Nelson


Gretchen has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1986. She is an NCAA cross-country champion runner recently inducted into the University of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame for her contribution to the 1983 team NCAA Division 1 championship. Gretchen is based in San Francisco and has been teaching Hatha yoga and meditation from various traditions since 1989. In 1997 she received her Masters in Science in Physical Therapy from UCSF Medical School.


Learn more about Gretchen.