BIN Leadership Sangha
We are an all-volunteer board donating our time to the Buddhist Insight Network to help connect insight meditators, teachers, sangha leaders, and retreat centers in an interactive web of shared ideas and inspiration. As the Insight Meditation community grows, so do wisdom, awareness, and compassion for the benefit of all beings. If you share that vision, perhaps you'd like to join us!
Board of Directors
Rick Donham is the primary leader of the Moab Sangha, one of a number of southwest meditation groups supported by Desert Dharma, whose guiding teacher is Susie Harrington. Retired from a career in public mental health, Rick has had a daily meditative practice since 2010. He completed Susie Harrington's Dharma-in-Daily-Living course in 2015. He has attended many long retreats and completed Spirit Rock’s Advanced Practitioner Program. Rick lives in Moab, Utah.
Stephanie Noble is the author of Asking In, Six Empowering Questions Only You Can Answer and Invitation to Insight, a full-length collection of her meditative poems. She founded Marin Insight Women's Sangha, and guest teaches at other sanghas. She shares her dhamma talks and guided meditations at Stephanienoble.com. She has attended classes and retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 1994, serving as a longtime class manager and occasional guest teacher. She and her husband, the artist Will Noble, live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Alicia Tolbert is the daughter of a civil rights attorney and a New Thought minister, Alicia has had one foot in social justice and the other in spirituality her entire life. She has been studying and then teaching the Buddhist path since 2005. Alicia completed the four-year Buddhist curriculum of the Asian Classics Institute and has completed an 18-month Mindfulness course for caregivers. Personal motto: All things are possible with the community. She served as Executive Director of InsightLA.
Mark Wiesman is an insight practice teacher with an emphasis on early Buddhist teachings. Mark was first introduced to vipassana meditation and practice in 1986 and has attended several silent retreats and completed courses in Satipatthana and Anapannasati guided by Bhikkhu Analayo. He currently shares the Dhamma with friends at the Mindfulness Outreach Initiative in Omaha, Nebraska, and serves on the board of Mid America Dharma.
Steve Williger is the president of Insight Meditation Cleveland. Retired from careers in both psychiatric social work (MSSA) and law (JD), he has had a daily meditation practice since approximately 2000. Steve was certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 2015, and successfully completed the 10-week Yale University course, 'The Science of Well-Being' in 2020. He provides introductory meditation sessions for law firms, bar associations, colleges, social workers and therapists, museums, non-profit organizations, first responders, and private groups.
The Buddhist Insight Network has the support and guidance of:
Randima (Randy) Fernando
Oren Jay Sofer