Local Leadership

Open Sky is a branch of the global Shambhala network.  We strive to assist in Making Enlightened Society Possible through meditation and community.

Locally the leadership includes the following:

Governance Council:

  • Center Director: Teri Rowe
  • Practice and Education Director: Margaret Beiharz
  • Finance Director: Margaret Beiharz
  • Health and Well Being: Kersten Carr
  • Culture and Decorum: Jackie Lucas
  • Rusung: Laurie Fischer


Executive Committee (all of the above plus):

  • Membership: Linda Willow
  • Environment: Ava Hayes
  • Promotion and Marketing: Angie Wean


Teachers (T), Meditation Instructors (MI), Course Leaders (CL) and Shambhala Guides (SG):

  • Teri Rowe (T, MI, CL)
  • Didier Gohler (T, MI, CL)
  • Margaret Beiharz (T, MI, CL)
  • Laurie Fischer (CL, SG)
  • Linda Willow (CL, SG)
  • Kersten Carr (CL, SG)
  • Jackie Lucas (CL, SG)
  • Jason Lamb (SG)


The best way to reach any of us is the general open Sky email address: eugene.shambhala@gmail.com

Please let contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.  If you ever feel the need to reach out beyond the local group, please use this form to contact the central administration of Shambhala.



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