BIN Board of Directors
We are an all-volunteer board donating our time to the Buddhist Insight Network to help connect insight meditators, teachers, and sangha leaders in an interactive web of shared ideas and inspiration. As the Insight Meditation community grows, so does wisdom, awareness, and compassion for the benefit of all beings. If you share that vision, perhaps you'd like to join us!
Randima (Randy) Fernando is Co-Founder and Executive Director at the Center for Humane Technology, which aims to realign technology with humanity’s best interests. He was Executive Director at Mindful Schools, a nonprofit that has trained millions of children and tens of thousands of educators worldwide in mindfulness. He ran award-winning projects at NVIDIA. Born into a Sri Lankan Buddhist family, he has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner for many years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Oren Jay Sofer began his studies in Bodh Gaya, India in 1997. A long-time student of Joseph Goldstein, Michele McDonald, and Ajahn Sucitto, and a graduate of the IMS - Spirit Rock Teacher Training, and member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. He is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents and Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Teens.
Stephanie Noble is an insight meditation teacher and dharma-blogger, applying Buddhist concepts to cope with modern challenges. She is the author of Tapping the Wisdom Within, A Guide to Joyous Living. A longtime student, retreatant, past-class manager, and guest teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, she teaches a weekly women’s group in San Rafael, CA and guest teaches for other sanghas.
The Buddhist Insight Network has the support and guidance of these established Insight teachers: