Thubten Chonyi
began her dharma study with Ven. Thubten Chodron at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle in the mid-1990s. She took novice ordination at Sravasti Abbey in 2008, and received bhikshuni ordination in November 2011.
Laura Hauer
is a co-founder of FOCM, and sits on its board as treasurer. She worked for 11 years as the Cloud Mountain business director.
Bill Hirsch
is a Northwest Dharma Association board member, and an ordained priest in the White Cloud Buddhist Society.
Jeff Kerr
attends the Portland Insight Meditation Center and is also the outreach coordinator for the Northwest Dharma Association. He is a volunteer with the Oregon Prison Project and leads a meditation group in a county jail.
Thich Nguyen Kim
ordained in Vietnam and graduated from Quoc Hoc National College in Hue City. He teaches dhamma to the laity, especially children, at Chua Co Lam Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Seattle.
Mark Kirlin
lives in the Portland area and has served as a police officer for 18 years. His Buddhist practice is primarily in the Tibetan Nyingma and Kagyu traditions. He is married, with two children.
Robert Lovitt
is the contact person for Olympia’s South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Professor Ewan Magie has been an adjunct professor at Bellevue College since 2001. In Seattle he practices with Seattle Soto Zen and Seattle Insight Meditation Society.
Joyce Michelson
is a practitioner in the vipassana tradition and a Seattle Insight Meditation Society board member. She has been a supporter of Project Kesho since 2008.
Timothy O’Brien
is office manager of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Ann Oxrieder
is webmaster, publicity volunteer and a member of Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple in Seattle.
Tracey Pickup
is the temple keeper at Mountain Lamp community. She is a member of the Order of Interbeing in the Plum Village tradition. Her dharma name is True Fragrant Field.
Nathan Robnett-Conover
is a student at Portland State University. He has practiced Recollective Awareness meditation for eight years, and is a member of the Pine Street Sangha.
Julia King Tamangy
is an associate teacher at Kagyu Changchub Chuling, which has been her dharma home for nearly 20 years. She aspires to sit KCC's first three-year retreat.
Jordan Van Voast
is the co-founder of CommuniChi Acupuncture clinic in Seattle, and a practitioner in the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He has served on the board of the Dharma Friendship Foundation since 2003.
Steve Wilhelm
is a former board president of Northwest Dharma Association, co-facilitator (with his wife Ellen) of the Eastside Seattle Insight Meditation Society sitting group, and editor of Northwest Dharma News.
Photo Credits:
Elliot Barnes, Don Castro, Marianna Crawford, Amy Darling, Dale Dicks, Sergey Feldman, Val Garrison, Ven. Thich Giac Hanh, Laura Hauer, Eileen Kiera, So Kosal, Joel Levey, Jo Lynn McCully, Lenny Reed, Fred Sly, Jordan Van Voast, Janice Walker, Cynthia Wasser, Jesse Weins, Steve Wilhelm, Mae Yamasaki. Cover Photo: Flickr.
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