Local Leaders

SHAMBHALA CENTER LEADERSHIP
The following contact information is provided to facilitate more meaningful and direct communication within our organization and the broader community. If you have questions, concerns, feedback or ideas, please feel free to contact the appropriate person or department.

SHAMBHALA CENTER STAFF

Dan Glenn, Executive Director – director@shambhalaboston.org
Ashley Goodwin, Head of Communications and Center Operations – info@shambhalaboston.org
Caitlin Cianflone, Program Manager and Head of Finance – finance@shambhalaboston.org

SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER of BOSTON GOVERNING COUNCIL
The Governing Council oversees the strategic vision and policies of the Shambhala Center.

Dan Glenn – Executive Director and Council Chair
Heather Cousineau - Dorje Kasung Representative
Charles Styron – Chagdzö
Elizabeth Latchis – Representative of the Office of Culture and Decorum
Martina Bouey – Co-Director of Societal Health and Well-Being
Mary Coonan – Co-Director of Societal Health and Well-Being
Kathy Vieweg – Head of Development
Anthony Miller – Expansion Committee Chair
Tom Ericsson – Secretary
Ashley Goodwin – Head of Communications and Center Operations
Kris Talluto – Assistant Chair
Esther Seibold – Head of Practice and Education

SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER of BOSTON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee oversees the day-to-day operations of the Shambhala Center.

Ashley Goodwin (Chair) – Head of Communications and Center Operations
Caitlin Cianflone – Program Manager and Head of Finance
Heather Cousineau – Rusung
Jade Weston – Service as Path Coordinator

VISION PROGRAMMING COUNCIL
The Vision Programming Council oversees program development and long-term programming vision for the center. Program suggestions and formal proposals from community members are always welcomed and encouraged.

Dan Glenn – Executive Director
Shastri Diana Evans
Shastri Carolyn Krusinski
Shastri Nicholas Kranz
Esther Seibold – Head of Practice and Education
Caitlin Cianflone – Program Manager and Head of Finance
Ashley Goodwin – Head of Communications and Operations

ADVANCED PRACTICE COMMITTEE
The Advanced Practice Committee develops advanced practice offerings for the community. Program suggestions and proposals from community members are always welcomed and encouraged.

Esther Seibold – Head of Practice and Education
Larry Teitelbaum (Scorpion Seal)
Esther Seibold (Werma)
Jim Katz (Ngondro and other Vajrayana Intensives)
Ilona Anderson (Feasts, Kagyü and Nyingma Advanced Practices)

SHAMBHALA TRAINING COORDINATOR AND STAFF CORPS  New positions coming soon!

SOCIETAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING COMMITTEE
The Societal Health & Well-Being Directors form and lead a local committee dedicated to fostering a warm, inviting, and caring community of practitioners, thus polishing and shining the Third Jewel of Sangha. Activities of this committee include:

  • Fostering greater communication and contact among community members, including focused
    community building efforts.
  • Ensuring there is a welcoming, hospitable environment for all who enter the Center.Developing awareness and pro-active sensitivity as regards all aspects of diversity: racial, ethnic, socio-economic, sexual orientation, age, gender, physical ability, etc.
  • Making sure there are regular celebrations and social activities, including all Nyida Days (in collaboration with the Office of Culture and Decorum).
  • Caring for the health and well-being of community members when illness, conflict or social difficulties arise (in collaboration with the Desung).
  • Promoting responsiveness by the Center to local and global environmental and social issues.
  • Ensuring that needs of families and children are completely interwoven into the fabric of community life.

Martina Bouey (Chair) – Co-Director of Societal Health and Well-being
Mary Coonan (Chair) – Co-Director of Societal Health and Well-being
Elizabeth Latchis – Representative to the Office of Culture and Decorum
Timaree Bierlee-Dodds – Center Desung
Ria Ferich – Head of Children and Families
Bryan Mendiola – Diversity Committee Chair
Mary Lang – Care for the Aging

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
The Diversity Committee is committed to establishing presence, communication, and outreach that promotes increasing diversity and multiculturalism in our community in a way that is integral to our general practice as Shambhala practitioners. This includes, but is not limited to, people of varied and diverse races and ethnicity, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, physical abilities, economic classes, ages, and educational backgrounds.

Bryan Mendiola, Chair

VISITING TEACHER HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
The role of the Visiting Teacher Hospitality Committee is to support the center in hosting visiting teachers including Rinpoches, Acharyas, and other visiting teachers. Their view is to create an uplifted container for the teachers’ programs and teachings. They will train and arrange for coordinators, staff, and assistants for all visiting teacher programs.

Open Position (Chair)