History of the Process
James Gauer is a healer and an artist. He
received his Doctorate in Theology and Art
from the Graduate Theological Union in
Berkeley, California. He did Clinical-Pastoral
Training at the University of California Medical
Center and St. Mary’s Hospital in
Through ten years experience as a Jesuit and
more than twenty years of practicing and
teaching Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and
healing practices, he has woven Western and
Eastern Spiritual Traditions and healing arts
into his life and work. He has taught in Asia,
Europe and the United States.
Under the direction of Tarthang Tulku
Rinpoche, he taught Kum Nye Relaxation
and healing practices for ten years at the
Nyingma Institute in Berkeley. The basic body
unwinding and deep relaxation techniques
are sourced in Kum Nye Relaxation.
The Red Tara Crystal Healing is a transmission
from Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. Dr. Gauer
has provided this healing ritual to clients and
groups since 1989.
The Kalachakra Empowerments received
from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and
His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche are foundations
for his personal practice.
He has studied Cranial Sacral Therapy with
the Upledger Institute and deep tissue work
with the Connective Tissue Polarity Institute
in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
His art photography, Ecomunity Designs, is
installed in corporate offices for healing.
He lives with his family at a Permaculture
Site in Sebastopol, CA called, “The WishFulfilling
James L. Gauer, Ph.D.
3698 Burnside Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472