Our Team

We take pride in upholding excellence in customer interaction, and the services we deliver. Our workplace encourages innovation, continuous improvement and learning, respect and fairness, and we strive to work collaboratively and cohesively.

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Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Spiritual Director

Board Members

Ian Green

Chairman

Judy Green

Board Member

Wayne Thomson

Board Member

Garrey Foulkes

Board Member

Jon Breukel

Board Member

Tony Steel

Board Member

Alan Marsh

Board Member

Office Staff

Bridget Hartland

General Manager (Operations)

Aleshia Ng

Festivals and Tours Coordinator

Alyce Crosbie

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Kathryn Dole

Administration

Wendy Buchan

Bookkeeper

Tour Guides

Chantelle O’Brien

Tour Supervisor

Kristy McKimmie

Tour Guide

Zach Burnside-Walsh

Tour Guide

Kerryn Tibbett

Tour Guide

Robyn Ryan

Tour Guide

Linda Jackson

Tour Guide

Rhiannon Charles

Tour Guide

Library

Barb Rozmus

Archives / Librarian

Tawney Leithhead-Cragie

Librarian

Tours and Events

My Linh Nguyen

Vietnam Liason

StupaView Cafe

Liz Jacobs

Barista

Lovinia Crocker

Barista

Works Team

Dennis Kenny

Works Manager

Ian Mountjoy

Handyman/Gardener

Dennis Rixon

Stonemason

Justin Simpson

Gardener/Landscaper

Graham Samten

Caretaker

Artists

Lobsang Konchok

Artist

Lucy Dawa

Artist

The Board of Directors

Under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche an Australian company, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Limited has been formed to take overall responsibility for the Great Stupa. The aims of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Limited are to:

  • Oversee the design and construction of the Great Stupa.
  • Oversee the design and construction of the many holy objects that are stored in the Great Stupa and its grounds.
  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of the Great Stupa and the holy objects.
  • Employ fundraising methods to raise the capital to build and to maintain the Great Stupa and the holy objects.
  • Employ various means to raise the awareness of the Great Stupa.
  • Ensure that the holy relics, texts and objects are properly preserved and protected.
  • Ensure that high levels of financial accountability are maintained in handling funds.

The Great Stupa is affiliated with FPMT Inc.

FPMT Mission Statement

The FPMT is an organization devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings.

We provide integrated education through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility and service. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.

Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.