Our Dharma Leaders
While our Dharma Leaders represent a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences, they share a profound awareness of the significance of meditation and the power of mindfulness, both while formally meditating and in their daily lives. Our Dharma Leaders share the aspiration to grow in wisdom and compassion by living the Dharma.
Larry has worked as a healthcare chaplain and grief counselor in end-of-life care since 1993 and highly values how the teachings of the Dharma guide one to live an awakened life. He is grateful for the opportunity to share those teachings with others.
Debbie completed a year-long study program at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in early Summer 2013 and has been diligently teaching, practicing and studying Buddhist Meditation since Summer 2007.
With 50 years of meditation experience, she is dedicated to teaching the dharma, and helping others to find the freedom, compassion and wisdom available to them. She was introduced to Buddhism by the beloved Zen Master Seung Sahn. Currently, her practice and studies are in both Vipassana (Insight Meditation) in the Theravada tradition and Vajrayana in the Tibetan Tradition. She has received pointing-out instructions and transmissions in Mahamudra and Dzogchen from Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche and Kenpo Kunga.
He has completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts, and the two-year Community Dharma Leader program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California
Ward has found the practice of Insight Meditation to be life-changing, and he considers it a privilege to share this path with others.
Being in the presence of some of the Spiritual Leaders of our time, with the wonderful energy each has shared, has led her to a life practice of learning to live in the moment, with an open heart filled with loving/kindness, and to share her journey “pluses and minuses” with others.
Alexis has been in the field of counseling since 1980 and has maintained a private practice since l996. A world traveler and educator, she is passionately committed to her spiritual practice and takes joy in being among fellow travelers on the path.
“Wherever you are is the entry point.”