For well over 20 years, Jill has led students into meditation in her yoga classes expecting to learn to empty the mind. After attending 6 days of teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2008 she learned it wasn't so much about emptying the mind, but learning where to focus it. Since that week nothing has been the same. She promptly joined the Kadampa Center with her daughter Miranda, where they have forged lasting relationships and found ‘home’ at KC. She has been the Center Manager since July of 2015, leads Meditation 101 and First Saturday Meditation. She finds other small ways to volunteer when possible. Jill believes happiness begins with cherishing others, having a peaceful mind ...and a good sense of humor.