Cheryl Buchan
is a board member of Rigdrol Dechen Ling and has been involved in their activites for 17 years. A mother of four and grandmother of one, she practices body therapy full time in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Caterina De Re
is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar who integrates Buddhism in performance, composition and multi-media. She was introduced to Theravadan meditation in the 80’s and later became a follower of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages.

Sissel Johannessen, Lidunn Cain, & Celina Yarkin

coordinate the Family Zen Program for the Puget Sound Zen Center.
Ven. Dhammasiri Kekanadura
is a Theravadan monk and certified hospital chaplain. A native of Sri Lanka, he currently serves the Viettnamese Buddhist Community of Spokane, WA.
Koro Kaisan Miles
is guiding teacher of the Open Gate Zendo in Olympia, WA, and serves on the board of directors of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Thomas O’Kelley
lived 20 years in the Orient, including several in Taiwan where he worked as a radio news reporter. He is coordinator of Seattle’s East ID Neighborhood Awareness Project.
Timothy O’Brien
is Executive Director of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Jessica Swanson
is a member of Portland Friends of the Dhamma and a resident of Vancouver, WA, where she works as a writer and editor.
Julie Welch
is current president of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Photo Credits:
Elizabeth Aurich, Scott Benge, Cheryl Buchan, Caterina De Re, John Hatch , Danièle Heon, Ven. Jian Du, Frank Kliewer, Pamela Reaville, Jan Sonnenmair, Jessica Swanson, Julie Welch. Others courtesy of The Brooklyn Bay, Koro Kaisan Miles, Oregon Building Congress, Washington Department of Corrections. Cover: Stephen Schildbach.
Editorial Team
Caterina De Re, Kate Forster, Amy Groncznack, Timothy O’Brien, Julie Welch.
Web Design
Stephen Schildbach.