Teachers and Facilitators
- Tenzin ChogkyiTeacher
Tenzin Chogkyi (she/her/hers) is a teacher of workshops and programs that bridge the worlds of Buddhist thought, contemplative practice, mental and emotional cultivation, and the latest research in the field of positive psychology. Tenzin first became interested in meditation in the early 1970s and then started practicing Tibetan Buddhism in early 1991 during a year she spent studying in India and Nepal. She completed several long meditation retreats over a six-year period and took monastic ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, practicing as a monastic for nearly 20 years. Since 2006 she has been teaching in Buddhist centers around the world and taught in prisons for 15 years.
She is also a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training and the Cultivating Emotional Balance program. Tenzin is especially interested in bringing the wisdom of Buddhism into modern culture and into alignment with modern cultural values such as racial and gender justice and environmental awareness. She feels strongly that a genuine and meaningful spiritual path includes not only personal transformation, but social and cultural transformation as well. She loves interfaith collaboration and is a volunteer for the Interfaith Speakers Bureau of the Islamic Networks Group in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She is featured on a monthly radio show called “Reflections on Buddhism on KSQD 90.7 in the Santa Cruz area. She also finds time to create her Unlocking True Happiness podcast which you can check out at unlockingtruehappiness.org where you will also find her current teaching schedule. She is currently based on traditional Awaswas Ohlone land, in what is now known as Santa Cruz, CA.
- Tiffany Lynn WongCommunity Teacher
Tiffany Wong, MFA, is an instructor at UCSC where she teaches courses on mindfulness, creativity, and ecology. She leads a Watsonville Insight Meditation group and is empowered by Bob Stahl to share the dharma. She has done monastery practice with Laung Por Pasanno at the Abhayagiri Monastery and with Thanissaro Bhikkhu at the Metta Forest Monastery. She recently received a contemplative fellowship from the Hemera Foundation for her work as an educator that supports initiatives that foster basic human goodness in individuals and society.
- May 28 2023
- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Celebration of Asian-American Pacific Islander Buddhist Practice
All are welcome to join us in this celebration of Asian-American Pacific Islander Buddhist practice, in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Our Buddhist traditions come to us from Asian culture, but what are the contributions and what is the lived experience for Asian-American Buddhist practitioners and those of Pacific Islander heritage? Please join Tiffany Wong and other guests who will share their own experiences and unique perspectives.
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