Since 1968 Hillary has spent a good part of her life in retreat studying everything from biology to Buddhism, including Anthropology, Yoga, Organic Nutrition, Ethnic and Spiritual Music, Carl Jung, Astrology, Thai Language and more.
In her work Hillary emphasizes rebirthing the inner child through the fasting process, while empowering the individual to be their own teacher and healer. She utilizes the philosophy and psychology of Buddha Dharma in healing and education. Her fasting course programs present countless bits of information, that guide individuals into him/herself regarding how to be their own teacher and heal themselves. She offers useful tips on how to live on planet earth with a healthy stomach while sharing up to date research that supports living in a world of food and other temptations.
Hillary has found that as each student seeks the inner path toward his/her "higher immune intelligence" and liberation, like no other practice, abstaining from food through fasting enhances the journey.
In practicing and teaching her life path, Hillary believes that fasting is the most sacred, mental and physical commitment to one’s inner Light; it is the most beneficial spiritual practice to release old built up karma over lifetimes. Through incorporating the Buddha-Dharma Hillary offers a completely authentic, empowering, student-centered, educational, transformative, experience in her work.
After graduating with a Masters in Education from The Harvard Graduate School of Education, she ventured to Koh Samui, Thailand where she has been living for the past 24 years. She and her former partner co-founded Dharma Healing International in 1987, which offers 7 to 30 day fasting course programs in Thailand and in different countries. Dharma Healing International is the second fasting program in Southeast Asia, Thailand and in Koh Samui.
Since 1973 Hillary has been teaching children and adults of all ages from around the world. Her teaching career has taken her from Cave Junction and Corvallis Oregon, where she did her Bachelors in Biology at Oregon State University, to Mokegua, Peru, to Zhejiang, China to Enoshima, Japan to Cambridge, MA to Koh Samui, Thailand, Singapore and Bali. She designs curriculum and health programs of all kinds for individuals and groups, following the evolution of her life practice according to Buddhist principles. Interwoven into her fasting course programs Hillary also offers classes and sessions in Iridology, Reflexology, Spiritual Nutrition with Raw and Healing Foods, Psycho-spiritual inquiry, Hatha, Karmic, Kundalini and KriyaYoga, Vipassana Meditation,The Ageless Wisdom , Ascended Masters, Archetypal-Astrology, Chakra-Qi, Kundalini Colonics, Conflict Resolution and devotional aerobic movement, she calls “express-cize”- such as swimming, running, jungle hiking, dancing and cycling.