Your Vocation and/or Hobbies: Quality Engineer, with a great interest in travel, cooking, art.

Years Meditation: Three

How has meditation been of benefit to you? Meditation has brought a mental clarity to me that was unexpected, in addition to the things you usually hear about-reduced depression, anxiety, etc.

How has Seattle Shambhala been of benefit to you? Our sangha is an amazing place, filled with interesting people who genuinely care. It is a refuge, a place where this interesting journey began for me.

What’s your favorite activity, open house night, holiday or other center program? and why? I like the classes. The bonding experience of getting to know those who are also on the path is extraordinary.

What was your first experience at Shambhala like? A little confusing. But amazing enough that I kept coming back.