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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.

Board Member, Co-Spiritual Program Coordinator

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.

Linda Saah found Buddhism and the Kadampa Center around the turn of the century and became an avid student in 2006 when she embarked on the Discovering Buddhism course offered at the Center.  Linda is ever grateful to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Kadampa Center, its Sangha members and to all of the many teachers who continue to enable her spiritual growth and development.  Linda has been contributing in a big way to the spiritual and community life of Kadampa Center for more than a decade. She co-coordinated the Family Program for many years, has been managing the Discovering Buddhism program for several years, serves on our visiting teachers team, and most recently joined Donna as co-Spiritual Program Coordinator.

Board Member, Center Director

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.



Outreach Coordinator

Elise starting coming to the Kadampa Center in 2004, when she first learned about it at a lecture by Dr. Robert Thurman. The people and teachings there have been enriching her life ever since. In return for this great gift, she tries to give back to the Kadampa Center by promoting Outreach opportunities and other various activities. Elise is also a member of the Triangle Interfaith Alliance.