Rita Annan-Brady has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism at Dharmachakra Buddhist Center for about five years. Rita is a journalist, the mother of two and grandmother of two. Her teachings are filled with warmth, clarity and wisdom.
Russell Chell has been a Kadampa Buddhist meditation practitioner for 12 years. He has been leading meditation classes for the past 10 years primarily at Menlha Buddhist Center in Princeton and Lambertville New Jersey.He has been a member of the Teacher Training program at Dharmachakra Buddhist Center for the past two years.Russell teaches Meditation in a friendly,practical down to earth manner.
Kelsang Dechok is a Kadampa Buddhist nun and a long-time practitioner of Buddhism. She is a mother of 2 and grandmother of 4, with a background in nutrition and Polarity therapy. She brings an inspiring energy, enthusiasm and radiance to her teachings and all of her many activities at the dharma center.
Concetta Lamore has been a Kadampa meditation practitioner for over 6 years. She exudes gratitude for the wisdom derived from her study of Buddhism and her joyful daily practice. She feels blessed to be able to share the many ways in which our lives can be filled with inner peace and happiness.
Danna Lyons has been a Kadampa meditation practitioner for over 10 years. Danna is a student of Psychology, a business owner and mother of two. Her enthusiasm and dharma wisdom shine through in her teachings. She approaches her classes with humor, simplicity and clarity.
Tom Obrzut is a Social Worker and published poet who has been studying at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center for more than five years. He is a student in the Teacher Training Program at the center. He lives in Maplewood with his wife and two sons.
Gina Plaitakis has been studying for several years. She is completing a Masters in Fine Arts Education and teaches art in a public school. Buddhism has helped her to become more mindful and able to transform life’s daily problems and she wishes to help others do the same. Gina enjoys being a mother to her young daughter.
Rob Selwyn has been practicing Buddhism at Dharmachakra Center for seven years. Rob has degrees in Business, Math and Philosophy, is an Information Technology Project Manager, and is a father of two. He has used Buddhist meditation in his day-to-day life to reduce stress, to enjoy life more fully, and to help others.