Meet the team
Munisha, director and education officer, joined us in 1998 after cycling alone across China, teaching art in secondary school and eight years' teaching schools visiting the Tate Gallery, London.
She was ordained in 2003 and given the Sanskrit name Munisha, “One who has the power or mastery of a sage”. She became director in 2009.
Amongst other things, Munisha writes teaching materials, runs the Manchester Buddhist Centre's education service and is active in the Network of Buddhist Organisations. Like the rest of the Clear Vision team, she has a lively sense of humour. As Catherine Hopper, she is known for her popular travel lectures.
My mission here is to get young people to ask questions about the meaning and purpose of life. The answers are up to them, of course.
Upekshapriya is our video-editor and cameraman. After many years of independent filmwork, he joined Clear Vision in 1997. He began making videos when he was 22 and gained a first class honours degree in film/video in 1990 from what is now the University of the Arts, London.
He was ordained in 2002. His name means “Lover of equanimity”, a good thing given that he also sorts out all the computers when they go wrong. He finds it almost impossible not to help anyone who comes along with a computer problem, so please don't ask him!
Clear Vision is a wonderful opportunity to be able to communicate the Dharma and practise my vocation, with a lovely bunch of positive people to boot.
AJ is our general manager, treasurer and webmaster. A founder member back in the early 1990s he missed it so much he came back in 2005!
He has a real gift for learning new technologies, which is essential in the fast-changing work of 21st century media.
He was ordained in 1993, as Aparajita, “Unconquered” - not even by Clear Vision!
After work, he also teaches piano and does a bit of website work, such as this one offering Buddhist images.
It's so good working with such talented and delightful colleagues. We have fun whilst being engaged with a worthwhile and creative project - I feel very fortunate.
Not forgetting our volunteers, part-timers and consultants...
Karunavajri (“She who has a vajra or diamond thunderbolt of compassion”) is our book-keeper, frighteningly efficient and calm under pressure.
Paul has helped us introduce interactive online products for schools. A master of Flash, he makes computer games for a living.
Nathan (www.programx.co.uk) designed and masterminded this wonderful new website. The fact that he lives on the Isle of Man was no obstacle! If you'd like a website almost as nice as ours, get in touch.