Elijah Makhnovetskii
Qualified MBSR Teacher in Teaching

Works in the IT sector. He is interested in Buddhism, yoga and psychology. Knows firsthand about the problems arising from stress.
Practicing Yantra Yoga (Tibetan Dynamic Yoga), Shamatha (Calming Mind Meditation), MBSR methods. Attends retreats regularly, such as Vipassana.

Tyumen, Russia
Makhnovetsky Ilya, married, two wonderful children. IT worker. After a long search for answers to questions, I chose Buddhism as the most scientific method. Practicing the tantra path, I came to Mahayoga and the Dzogchen path. He became a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche since 2011.
He is also a fan of the secular approach of meditation, since the classical Buddhist instructions on meditation may be too difficult for the average modern person living in society to understand. He believes that for most people living in the city, this method is most effective in dealing with stress and tension, increasing awareness and, as a result, a deep sense of happiness. He believes that in our time there are many false and even harmful paths to awareness and meditation. What he loves about the MSBR approach is that it uses Buddhist practices, outside of a religious context, as effectively as possible, a large amount of scientific research and more than 30 years of experience in the world, proving its effectiveness and suitability. Regularly attends various kinds of events and retreats on specific Buddhist practices, Vipassana, mindfulness practices, healthy eating, economical consumption, etc. He tries to travel more, explore the world, practice and integrate the practice into life. He believes that the last point is the most difficult, because it is easy to remain calm while you are sitting on a meditation pillow in your room, or meditating in a cave in the Himalayas, but reality begins when we get up from this pillow - the most important practice begins here, which is called "life".
After 28 years, I suddenly realized that there will always be children, family, work, relatives in life, but I want to benefit someone in a way that does not contradict the spiritual path. It's so great to help someone so that their life becomes a little easier and less stressful, and most importantly, it's not difficult at all! My goal is to become such a person, and a little, and if I'm lucky a lot, to help this world.