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.
Ven. Thubten Chodron
is an internationally acclaimed teacher and author. She is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, located in Newport, Washington, and former spiritual director of Seattle’s Dharma Friendship Foundation.
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.
Lama Trinley Drolma
studied with and was ordained by the late Nyingma master, H.E. Chagdud Rinpoche. She lives with her husband and two sons in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
lives in Seattle, travels in support of Buddhist recovery, and practices in the Insight Meditation tradition.
Jeff Kerr
is currently pursuing graduate studies in Portland where he is active in several sanghas. He has a particular interest in prison Dharma and serves on the board of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Erica Rayner-Horn, M.A.
practices psychotherapy in Seattle. She welcomes Buddhist practitioners and those whose lives have been touched by cancer, or other life-changing transitions, in her practice. She also teaches mindfulness meditation in various settings, including support groups for CancerLifeline, and is compiling a CD of Guided Mindfulness Meditations.
Patricia Sandberg
is a practitioner, psychotherapist and educator in Anchorage, Alaska. She was fortunate to experience Chagdud Rinpoche in person during his visits to Alaska and has been a member of Tromge Ling since its beginnings.
Satya Vahu
is guiding teacher of Touching Earth Sangha in Portland.
Nick Vail
is Seattle vice-president of the Northwest Dharma Association, as well as Program and Outreach Manager for Nalanda West, Center for American Buddhism.
Jack Weinberg
is the current president of Treasure Valley Dharma Friends.
Julie Welch
is current president of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Kobai Scott Whitney
is guiding teacher of Plum Mountain Refuge in Hoquiam, WA. A former prison chaplain, he is particularly interested in post-prison work and recovery issues.
Steve Wilhelm
is former president of the Northwest Dharma Association. He is currently on the board of the Tibetan Nuns Project.
Photo Credits:
Dh. Avichala, Caterina De Re, Ann Goddard, Dave Galloway, Bobbie Johnson, Sarit Rogers, Jack Weinberg, Caterina De Re (cover). Others courtesy of Buddhist Recovery Network, Compassion Action Network (CAN), Dance Mandal, Erica Rayner-Horn, Touching Earth Sangha.
Editorial Team
Caterina De Re, Amy Groncznack, Timothy O’Brien, Julie Welch.
Web Design
Stephen Schildbach.