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Temple Leadership and Committees

Many dedicated people actively work in various ways to guide and support Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

ADZG Temple Officers

Taigen Dan Leighton
Guiding Dharma Teacher

Eishin Nancy Easton & Douglas Floyd
Tanto (Practice Director)

Gerrie Griffin
Ino (Head of Meditation Hall)

Dylan Toropov
Director (Temple Administrator)

Michael Evans
Tenzo (Head of Kitchen)

Eve Pinsker
Work Leader

David Wray

Michael Evans
Website Manager

Dylan Toropov
Jisha (Teacher’s Assistant)

Promotions Committee
Howard Ruan
Michael Evans
Alex Slagg
Mark Splitt
Sophia DeVita
Nicholas Joyner

Audio Dharma Talk Coordinator

Reuben Kaller

LGBTQ+ Dharma Group


Sangha Care Committee

Chris Cadman, chair
Beau Golwitzer
Kathy Bingham
Debra Callahan

Fundraising Committee

Dylan Toropov, Chair
Douglas Floyd
Bryant Guy

ADZG Board of Directors

Taigen Dan Leighton, Dharma Teacher
Beau Golwitzer, President
Dylan Toropov, Director
David Wray, Treasurer
Ko Carol Laursen
Reuben Kaller
Kevin Iverson
Mark Splitt
Chris Cadman

Program Committee

Eishin Nancy Easton, Chair
Douglas Floyd
Taigen Dan Leighton
Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Weekday AM Zen

Monday – Douglas Floyd, Coordinator

Tuesday – David Wray, Coordinator

Wednesday – Mark Splitt, Coordinator

Thursday – Hogetsu Laurie Belzer, Coordinator

Friday AM Zazen and Discussion on Decolonizing Consciousness and Anti-Racism

Dylan Toropov, Coordinator

Meditation and Recovery Meeting

Reuben Kaller, Coordinator
Jason S.
Bob Callahan

The Ethics and Reconciliation Committee

Gary Wilson, Libby Bachhuber, Kathy Bingham, Nyozan Eric Shutt, & Gerrie Griffin
Click here for more information on the EAR committee.