I had the great good fortune to meet the Dharma in 1974 and to study with some of the most highly realized beings of our time. Inspired by them to dedicate my life in service to others, I raised two children and worked in healthcare for 35 years.

I have realized that the amount I can benefit is still so limited. Now the time has come for more intensive practice. I have this incredible opportunity to begin a retreat in November here at Miyo Samten Ling under the guidance of Lama Alan. Starting with a three month retreat to gain more confidence and skill, my hope is that in time, I can enter long term retreat and further develop the wisdom and compassion necessary to be able to more fully meet the needs of others.