Dharma Relief is the first coalition of different Buddhist traditions and practitioners working together to provide emergency relief and to create sustainable living in North America. Its guiding principles are wisdom and compassion, and it aims to bring light to this world of obscurity, like a lotus rising out of murky waters.
Our projects celebrate our true awakened nature by removing the barriers of traditions, genders, and race.
Our projects transcend discursive thinking and rhetoric by offering concrete practical solutions to help those in need.
Our projects bring together people from all walks of life by embodying harmony and purity.
We are a diverse team from all walks of life, all over the world, working as one.
Sara works in public health informatics as a consultant for the Gates Foundation and is highly passionate about infectious disease epidemiology. She is interested in engaged Buddhist practice, and cats.
Amar is a creative director and web developer. He took the Bodhisattva Vow when he realized the interdependence and impermanence of all things. Now he honors that Vow every day by serving all beings with his skills.
Yi-Ling is an archaeologist from Taiwan, researching ancient environmental pollution. She practices meditation at the DDM St. Louis Branch and enjoys meditation retreats in the tradition of Chan/Zen.
Greg joins Dharma Relief from his farm in Northwest Oregon. He has been studying Buddhism and meditation for the last ten years, five of which were spent practicing residentially.
Nicole is a graduate student in Chicago. She is interested in Buddhist social engagement and is dedicated to collective Buddhist projects.
Michael is a research scientist at University of Chicago with a background in theoretical physics and computational neuroscience. He works on opinion formation and collective decision making in social systems. He is a practitioner in the tradition of Chan master Sheng Yen.
Tzuming facilitates meditation groups in Chicago. The roots of her practice lie in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. Since 2013 she has been involved with the Insight Dialogue Community and has a special interest in relational practices.
Chris is a data scientist and tries to integrate Buddhadharma in real life. He is inspired by the opportunity to help others while practicing with fellow Dharma practitioners.
Liam is a Library Assistant in Tallahassee and a student under Guo Gu at the Tallahassee Chan Center.
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