Richard Rudis, (Karma Sonam Dorje), has studied Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, for over twenty-five years and is an American practitioner of the Vajrayana path. A long time pilgrim to sacred sites and teachings he was granted refuge in the Buddha from His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa while in Tibet in 1996. He has been teaching Buddhist Dharma/Vibrational Sound Healing workshops, with the Himalayan sacred sound instruments, for nearly 20 years, he is a published writer, lecturer and recording artist. As the owner of the ‘Illuminarium’ (www.buddhistartifacts.com) he represents museum quality artifacts and leads small groups of spiritual pilgrims onto the Tibetan Plateau. While on tour While on tour he conducts (dynamic) meditative ‘Gong Bath™’ concerts; creating overtones and harmonics touching the realms where emotional balance, cellular healing and spiritual awareness are realized and expanded. He holds advanced degrees in Fine Arts and English.