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Center Management Team

Kadampa Center is mainly run by volunteers, with just a few "paid" positions. As we are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), certain aspects of our Center management is governed by FPMT's rules.

Donna started attending Kadampa Center in 1999, and knew she had found her spiritual home the first time she walked through the doors. Over the years she has found the Dharma to be of incredible benefit in living her daily life, raising her daughter in partnership with her husband, and helping her parents make the transition into death.
She has worked in a variety of roles at the Center and hopes her service as spiritual program coordinator will be of benefit to our teachers, our community, and all beings.

Robbie Watkins first studied with Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery in 1980. He became a member of Kadampa Center in 1993. After serving as Spiritual Program Director, he became Director of the Center in 1998. He is involved in leading Discovering Buddhism. During his spare time, he works as a family physician in Cary.