Our Teachers

Amy Peng - Resident Teacher


Amy Peng has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 15 years and is a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.  

She has completed an Intensive Resident Teacher Training Course in England and enjoys presenting meditation and Buddhism in practical and accessible way directly relevant to people of our modern society.  With warmth and sincerity, Amy shows us the joy of integrating Buddha's teachings into daily life and is an inspiring example of modern Kadampa Buddhist practitioner.  

Craig Bruce


Craig Bruce is an experienced meditator and a student at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center.  He shares Buddha's teachings and meditation techniques with others skilfully, and is happy to help people to find peace and happiness in their daily lives.

Jan Van Horn


Jan Van Horn is a long-time student in the Teacher Training Program at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, and also spends summers at Mahasiddha Buddhist Center in Portland, Oregon.   Jan is an effective, and happy, teacher of meditation and Dharma.

Olga Duff


Olga Duff is a student in the Teacher Training Program at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, and has been a student and teacher of Kadam Dharma and meditation for many years.  She is currently focusing on teaching meditation and dharma at all levels from beginner to experienced.

Allen Howe


Allen Howe is a long-time student and experienced teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.  His teachings are meaningful,  sharing his depth of understanding with humor and kindness, and also appeal to students for their practical applications.

Maggie Tennesen


Maggie Tennesen is an experienced meditator and has been studying Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's teachings in depth for many years.  She is happy to pass her meditation skills on to her students.

Patric Dixon


Patric is a sincere Kadampa practitioner who enjoys helping students integrate Dharma and meditations into daily life.  He is a valued meditation teacher for people with all levels of experience.



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