Leadership

Board of Directors:

DevinDevin Berry, (President) has served on the board of Coming To The Table and served as a founding board member of MindfulPeacebuilding. He co-founded both the teen and men of color sangha at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA. He is currently participating in Insight Meditation Society’s (IMS) 2017-2021 teacher training program. Devin recently relocated to Western Massachusetts and teaches nationally

 

 

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Tara Mulay (Treasurer) has served as president of the board of Mission Dharma in San Francisco and as a member of the Board of Aloka Vihara.  She is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leaders Program and is currently participating in Insight Meditation Society’s 2017-2021 teacher training program.  In 2016, she co-founded the San Francisco People of Color Insight Sangha. She remained a core teacher with the group until the spring of 2019, when she relocated to Western Massachusetts.  Tara practiced criminal defense law in California for over 20 years.

 

RoxanneDault_20180913_Previews-006Roxanne Dault (Secretary) is a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana (insight) meditation, Roxanne Dault has sat many long retreats in Asia and in the West in the last 15 years. Roxanne is a member of the Board for True North Insight (TNI) in Canada, where she also teaches weekly sits and residential retreats. She is involved in different volunteer projects to share the Dharma including TNI’s prison meditation program and a study program for young adults. She is currently part of the four-year Insight Meditation Society (IMS) Teacher Training. Roxanne is also a Somatic Experiencing Practioner® and a Web Project Manager/Content Strategist. She speaks French, English and is learning her ancestors’ language, Anishinaabemowin.

 

Gil FronsdalGil Fronsdal, PhD is the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California.  He directs the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies where he teaches programs in Buddhist Chaplaincy.  Gil has been active in establishing guidelines and procedures for Buddhist organizations to resolve conflict and ethical issues.  He has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford University and has authored several books on Buddhism.

 

Jeff HardinJeff Hardin MD, PhD has been practicing insight meditation since 2000 and has graduated from the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training program and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training program.  He is an emergency medicine physician who has participated in several medical aid volunteer missions in Latin America and Asia.

 

Board of Advisors:

Adrianne Ross, MD, has been involved with meditation and healing since 1978. Her teaching is influenced by Burmese and Thai streams of Theravada as well as Dzogchen and contemplative practices. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to people with chronic pain and illness. She recently retired from working as a family physician to devote more time to personal practice and teaching retreats in Canada and the U.S. She has participated in medical aid work in Tibet.

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk originally from New York City. After living as a monk in Sri Lanka for twenty-four years, he now resides at Chuang Yen Monastery in upstate New York. Ven. Bodhi is a prolific writer of Buddhist essays and books and has translated and commented extensively on the Pali suttas. He is now in the final stages of a complete translation of the Anguttara Nikaya, to be published by Wisdom Publications.  In 2008 he founded Buddhist Global Relief(BGR), a non-profit organization that provides relief from poverty and hunger among impoverished communities worldwide. In just two years, BGR has launched over fifteen projects in Asia, Africa, and the U.S.

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. Jack has authored numerous books and articles on meditation and spirituality and is on the board of directors for the Foundation for the People of Burma.  He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a husband and father.  His website is: www.jackkornfield.org.

Basil Stamos, MD is the former chairman of Sterling Stamos Corporate Philanthropy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of two non-profits, Friends Without a Border, which funds and supports the Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia, and FACE AIDS, a global youth movement to fight HIV/AIDS.   A licensed general internist, Basil worked for 10 years at the Tom Waddell Clinic in San Francisco, serving a predominantly homeless population.

Beth Kanji Goldring is an American Zen nun in the Japanese Rinzei tradition. She is the founder and director of Brahmavihara/Cambodia AIDS Project which has been providing Buddhist chaplaincy services to destitute AIDS patients and their families in Phnom Penh, Cambodia since 2000. She is a former ballet dancer, university humanities teacher, and human rights worker. She was ordained in 1995. Currently she studies vipassana with Gil Fronsdal. Beth has received a number of awards for Brahmavihara’s work.