A great way to get to know fellow sangha participants, a “Dharma Duo” features two members of GBF sharing their background, what brought them to Buddhism, and how their practice and experience with the dharma has impacted their lives.
Bob Siedle-Khan has lived in San Francisco since 1996. He has three children ages 5, 8 and 9. He will talk about the year he lived in Sri Lanka (1990-91), working for the Quakers, teaching nonviolence to the Buddhists, and how that year relates to the rest of his life
Michael Murphy has been a member of GBF since October 2004. His interest in Eastern philosophy, and Buddhism in particular, dates back to his study of Comparative Religion and English as an undergraduate. Graduate study in Transpersonal Psychology deepened his interest in the interface between Western psychology and Buddhism, as well as the way that personality both constrains and reflects essence. Michael has a private practice as a psychotherapist in Berkeley.