Temple Leadership

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
Assistant Dharma Teacher
info@ancientdragon.org

Matt Vogel
Ino (Head of Meditation Hall)

Dave Toropov 
Head Doan  (Assistant to Ino)

Douglas Floyd
Director (Temple Administrator)
director@ancientdragon.org

Ben Penglase
Assistant Director

Beau Golwitzer
Tenzo (Head of Kitchen)

Gyoshin Laurel Ross
Assistant Tenzo

Jason Carey-Sheppard
Work Leader

David Doerksen
Treasurer
treasurer@ancientdragon.org

Fundraising Committee

Dave Toropov, Chair
Rick Stravers
Brian Taylor
Carla Amato-Martz

Promotions Committee

Alex Slagg, Chair
promotions@ancientdragon.org

Ben Penglase
Beau Golwitzer
Jason Carey-Sheppard
David Weiner

Audio Dharma Coordinators

Angie Vaughn
Nathan Strait
Jason Carey-Sheppard

Hyde Park Zen

Brian Taylor, Coordinator
Siddhesh Mukerji
Howard Ruan
Nicole Yan, University of Chicago Intern

Beginner’s Mind Zen

Matthew Vogel, Coordinator

 

 

ADZG Board of Directors

Taigen Dan Leighton, Dharma Teacher
Douglas Floyd, President
Kathy Bingham, Secretary
David Doerksen, Treasurer
Matt Vogel
Hogetsu Laurie Belzer
Eishin Nancy Easton
Jason Carey-Sheppard
Brian Taylor

Program Committee

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

Wednesday AM Zen

Dave Toropov, Coordinator

Meditation and Recovery Meeting

Michael Soter, 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.