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Mary Pipik

I had little interest in Buddhism until I started to practice. My husband had practiced for many years, but it involved travel and time away. It was when he began to come to Gar Drolma and persuaded me to come to the routine meditation that my interest was piqued. I started to attend retreats and the […]

Michael Stanek

I first developed an interest in Buddhism and meditation in the early 1980’s, while reading about Zen in college.  I casually dabbled over the years, reading more, and meditating, mainly for stress reduction. In 1990, I had an opportunity to spend a week in Tibet, as part of a family vacation, and this led me […]

Gary Smith

Gary states, “through my service on the Board I strive to be of service to our teachers, members and visitors alike.”

Mike Young

Mike is particularly interested in helping to establish opportunities for newcomers, both those interested in Buddhism and those just interested in learning meditation techniques.

Trey Utacht

Trey has been coming to the center (on and off) from the time it was at its initial location in a second story storefront in Yellow Springs until the present amazing location.