Richard Rudis

About The Teacher

Visually it was akin to discovering a well groomed park with fountains, pond and shade trees on a tiny portion of moonscape. Lost and dazed Rudis wandered through life reaching for answers until in the 1980's he embarked on what has been a life long study of Buddhist understanding. In 1988 Rudis founded the Illuminarium Convergence - a modest store front for the examination of metaphysical phenomenon. he began teaching Buddhist Dharma and vibrational healing (w/Tibetan instruments) shortly after. Touring the western United States Rudis presents a sacred sound concert under the trade marked term 'Gong Bath'; each experience is unique and rooted in Dharmic teachings. As the owner of the Illuminarium (, a retail web location specializing in Sacred Eastern Artifacts and Dharma teachings, Rudis represents museum quality artifacts collected by Tibetan Buddhist Lamas and their communities, (most of the moneys raised are returned to the originating Tibetan sources). Rudis also holds degrees in Fine Arts and English from the University of Connecticut. He is a recognized photographic artist having studied with notables such as Paul Capreonegro, William Parker and Ansel Adams. Richard may be contacted via

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