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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
Tanto (Practice Director)
info@ancientdragon.org

Gerrie Griffin
Ino (Head of Meditation Hall)

David Wray
Head Doan  (Assistant to Ino)

Alex Bernstein
Director (Temple Administrator)
director@ancientdragon.org

Ko Carol Laursen & Debra Callahan
Assistant Director

Michael Evans
Tenzo (Head of Kitchen)

Angie Vaughn
Treasurer
treasurer@ancientdragon.org

Michael Evans
Website Manager
webmaster@ancientdragon.org

Dylan Toropov
Jisha (Teacher’s Assistant)

Fundraising Committee

Dylan Toropov, Chair
Douglas Floyd

Promotions Committee

Wade Wheatley and Alex Peltz, Chair
promotions@ancientdragon.org

Howard Ruan
Michael Evans
Ed Donley
Alex Slagg
Matthew Vogel

Audio Dharma Talk Coordinator

Reuben Kaller

Interfaith Action Committee

Alex Peltz, coordinator

LGBTQ+ Dharma Group

David Wray, coordinator

Sangha Care Committee

Contact: sanghacare@ancientdragon.org
Sara Lytle
Matt Vogel
Kathy Bingham

ADZG Board of Directors

Taigen Dan Leighton, Dharma Teacher
Wade Wheatley, President
Alex Bernstein, Director
Beau Golwitzer, Secretary
Angie Vaughn, Treasurer
Ko Carol Laursen
David Wray
Sara Lytle
Dylan Toropov

Program Committee

Eishin Nancy Easton, Chair
Douglas Floyd
Taigen Dan Leighton
Laurel Ross

Weekday AM Zen

Monday – Douglas Floyd, Coordinator

Tuesday – David Wray, Coordinator

Wednesday – Gerrie Griffin, 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.