Eileen Kiera . . . is an ecologist by training and a vegetable gardener by passion, but the practice and support of the Dharma has been her primary focus for the past 24 years. She's a student of Thich Nhat Hanh and Robert Aitken, Roshi. Thich Nhat Hahn acknowledged her as a dharma teacher in 1990, and since then she's led retreats in many places in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Her primary commitment, however, is to support the maturing of Dharma practice near her home in the Pacific Northwest. She lives with her husband and daughter in the mountains east of Bellingham at Wild Rose Farm, the rural practice center of Mountain Lamp Community.
Jack Duffy . . . was given permission to teach by Robert Aitken Roshi in January 1992 and was given independent teaching status and the title of Roshi in the formal Transmission Ceremony 5 years later. Jack has been a student of Aitken Roshi since 1981 and has studied with other teachers, including Joan Rieck and Thich Nhat Hanh. He brings his roles of spouse, father, and psychotherapist, as well as years of endangered species work and wilderness wanderings, to his teaching.