Susan Andree (Shih Yung Hsi)
is a senior monk of the Nien-Fo Ch’an Order of Buddhist Monks and a student of Ven. Shih Ying-Fa, Abbot of Dragon Flower Ch’an Temple, Tacoma, Washington. A Portland middle school teacher, she was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Spring Cheng
was born and raised in China and came to the United States in 1995. In 2000 she received a Ph.D. in molecular biology and now works in Seattle as a scientist and biostatistician in biomedical research. Her passion for mountain climbing took her to Yunnan where she discovered Puli Tibetan School.
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 80s, and later became a follower of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages.
Kate Forster
is a professional editor, ESL teacher, and language coach for local actors in Seattle, where she lives.
Amy Groncznack
lives in Seattle, where she works as a technical editor. Her interest in Buddhism, writing, and photography led her to volunteer for the Northwest Dharma News in 2006. She is currently on the board of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Heidi Enji Hoogstra
is a member of the Dharma Rain Zen Center and is active in the Portland chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. She is Oregon coordinator of the Northwest Dharma News.
Rein Konpo Kaales
is resident teacher of the White Cloud Zen Center in Idaho.
R. L. Miles
is guiding teacher of the Open Gate Zendo in Olympia, WA, and is on the board of directors of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Timothy O’Brien
is executive director of the Northwest Dharma Association. He serves on the board of Seattle’s Multifaith Works and guides the Path of Freedom Sangha.
Julie Welch
lives in Seattle and 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 & Ellen Wilhelm
live in Kirkland, WA and practice with the Seattle Insight Meditation Society as well as Chagdud Gonpa Amrita. Steve is the immediate past president of the Northwest Dharma Association.
Ven. Owen Adhisila, Spring Cheng, George Draffan, Kathy Forsythe, Mona Han, Bill Hirsch, Clay Irving, Jan Van Raay, Stephen Schildbach (cover)
Editorial Team
Amy Groncznack, Heidi Enji Hoogstra, Timothy O’Brien, Julie Welch
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Stephen Schildbach