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.
Jeff Lindemood is a long-time member of GBF, currently serves as Board Chair, and has a long history in social work and hospice care. He has been a long-time student of Buddhism and practitioner of Vipassana meditation on intensive retreats, and a student and associate of Ram Dass for many years, in the tradition of Bhakti Yoga. He has done extensive travel and practice in India and Southeast Asia.
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.