In May 2019, IMC Charlotte launched its first-ever Dharma Leader Training Program (DLTP). The two-year program’s objective is to expand the pool of Dharma Leaders serving the sangha, helping to ensure the continuity of the teachings available to sangha members over the years and decades to come.

The five participants (pictured from left) are Gray Clark, Thia Powers, Denise Owens, Bob Bushorn, and Larry Dawalt. All are graduates of the sangha’s 2017-2018 year-long Dharma Study and Practice Program.

As DLTP unfolds, participants will serve in a variety of roles, including teaching classes, multi-week series, study groups, and retreats as well as leading Wednesday evening instruction periods, and Tuesday lunchtime / Wednesday evening sangha meetings.

We are excited about this step in the growth of IMCC and grateful to the students and teachers for their commitment to the Dhamma as well as our sangha.