Eileen 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 over 30 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 in the mountains east of Bellingham at Wild Rose Farm, the rural practice center of Mountain Lamp Community.
You can contact Eileen at the Mountain Lamp Community by phoning the Guest Master at 360-592-0600.
The question is never one of whether to commit or not, but one of how to participate most fully. The question is never why do others suffer or why do I suffer, but the question is how do I live fully within the world's suffering with hands and eyes wide open.