Board of Directors

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi,Chairperson

W. David Braughton,Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer

Daniel Blake

George Clapp

Charles Elliott

Patricia Price

Michael Roehm

Sylvie Sun

Executive Director

Thomas Spies

Programs Director

Kim Behan

Assistant Director

Carla Prater

Council of Advisers

Ven. Thich Tri Hoang
Abbot, Phap Nguyen Buddhist Congregation, Pearland, TX

Ven. Heng Sure
Pres., Dharma Realm Buddhist Association; Managing Dir., Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, CA

Ven. Bhikkhu Buddharakkhita
Founder, Uganda Buddhist Ctr., Uganda; spiritual dir., Flowering Lotus Meditation Ctr.

Rev. Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts
Abbot, Heart Circle Sangha, Ridgewood, NJ; psychotherapist

Gil Fronsdal
Primary teacher, Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, CA; author

Andrew Harvey
Founder, Institute for Sacred Activism, mystical scholar, spiritual teacher, author

Professor David Loy
Author, Professor of Philosophy, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Sharon Salzberg
Meditation teacher, New York, NY; author

Professor Jan Willis
Author, Professor of Religion, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


Biographies of Board Members and Directors

Biographies of Advisers

Our Projects

BGR projects are designed to provide direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, to promote ecologically sustainable agriculture, to support the education of girls and women, and to give women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families. This is a selection of nine of our current 29 projects. Please select "Current Projects" from the menu on the left to see them all.