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United States


I have been studying and practicing Shambhala Buddhism since 2006. My most recent long retreat was Warrior Assembly in 2009 in Nova Scotia. I am also a Dorje Kasung and currently serve as Rusung for the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles. I am a veteran of Magyal Pomra Encampment 2008.


I live in Los Angeles, where I am active in the recovery/12-step community. Recently unemployed, I decided to complete a life dream by hiking the High Sierra Trail, John Muir Trail and Tahoe-to-Yosemite Trail. (In progress!)

Main teachers

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


I am raising money to attend Enlightened Society Assembly at Shambhala Mountain Center in 2017.


I've set up a special page for my Shambhala friends at Please visit me there and I hope you enjoy the words and pictures!

Cost breakdown

Tuition $535
Housing $650
Materials $130

Total $1315...I'd like to raise about half of this on The Offering Bowl.

Funding until

30 October 2017 (Ended)

Amount Requested





Recent donations

  • Love you Ed!

    - Laura and Les


  • see you soon at SMC

    - Emily Bower


  • You are an inspiration! So excited for you 💚

    - Jenny Hannah


  • Pam and I love the idea that you are attending ESA!

    - Bill Bothwell


  • So glad you are going to ESA Ed!!

    - Joel Wachbrit

  • Have a great retreat, Ed!

    - Kate Summers


  • You are a true warrior!

    - Christopher OHare


  • Ki Ki! So So! Ed Ed! Lots of love. So happy for you. xo

    - Anne Saitzyk


  • YAY!!!!! So happy you are going, my friend!

    - Sharon Owyang