About Ryan Oelke

Teacher, Coach, Facilitator

Ryan has an MSEd in counseling psychology and is teacher of embodiment, meditation, healing, and presence. He has 18 years experience in meditation, particularly in the Tibetan Buddhist and Dzogchen lineages, and is a certified teacher in Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process.

Ryan is a co-founder of Buddhist Geeks and the founder of PowerUp Productions, a mindfulness-based creative agency.

He’s a writer, poet, and artist who’s work is an expression of his own path of presence and invites others into the mystery of their own lived experience and embodiment.

He lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.


  • MSEd Counseling Psychology
  • 18+ years of meditation practice and study
  • Certified Teacher in Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process
  • Founder, Teacher at Awakening in Life
  • Founder, Creative Director of PowerUp Productions
  • Co-Founder of Buddhist Geeks
  • Board member of Heart Mind Foundation
  • Producer of the national TV show Sex, God, Rock ‘n Roll
  • BA Music Performance, Sound Engineering, Spanish
  • MA Indo-Tibetan Buddhism (partial)

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