All About Dharma is an introduction to the foundations of Buddhist philosophy and practice. Short series on a wide array of topics provide an in-depth experience for beginning students. This is an ideal follow-up course to Buddhism in a Nutshell and Meditation 101. Choose the series that interest you most or follow them all!
About the Facilitators
Jennifer Kim has studied Buddhism for over a decade and is passionate about making teachings accessible and relevant for people who don’t wish to adhere to a religious or spiritual system. She has worked for Shantideva Center since 2010 and has served as its director among various roles. She also lived and studied at Vajrapani Institute, a retreat center, for two years and has attended numerous teachings and retreats. Jennifer is a certified trainer and manages US operations for Potential Project, which teaches mindfulness along with its practical applications and related scientific research to leaders and organizations. She received her B.A. in cognitive psychology from Columbia University in 2001 and was certified as a life coach with the Empowerment Institute in 2005. Jennifer is a native New Yorker.
Charlotte Lowson, a native New Yorker, met the dharma in northern California while at Stanford University. In 1994, she attended her first of several Lam Rim retreats at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. She has been fortunate to receive extensive teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and Ribur Rinpoche and to have had the opportunity to complete two three-month Vajrasattva retreats. Charlotte and her husband, Brad, also studied Buddhist Philosophy, or Madhyamaka, at the first Masters Program at Istituto Lama Tsongkhapa in Pomaia, Italy from 2000 to 2002. Returning to New York in 2002, Charlotte was one of the founders of the current Shantideva Meditation Group and has taken an active role in its growth to become Shantideva Center. Charlotte currently teaches high school History and English for the New York City schools. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and their cat, Dzogchen (Zoe).
Richard Einhorn began enthusiastically studying dharma and started a daily meditation practice after a friend took him to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama speak in New York in 2014. He has been a member of the Shantideva community since 2016 where he’s attended numerous teachings by visiting geshes and lamas, gone on several retreats (including the most recent Light of the Path), and taken Gus Cutz’s Discovering Buddhism course. He also assists fellow Shantideva member Pamela Patton with her meditation series for the homeless in Manhattan. A composer whose work is regularly performed both in the US and abroad, Richard is also an advocate for people with hearing loss and a hearing healthcare consultant who frequently gives talks, interviews, and writes articles on hearing.