Contacts/Departments

Sonoma Shambhala Center Volunteers

Our Center has no paid positions.  It operates only through the commitment of our members who give generously of their time and energy.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the following members of our Center Leadership Team:

Center Director: Susie Cook 
Director of Practice and Study:  Irv Kirschbaum
Director of Societal Health and Well-being:  Tim Derning

Representative to the Office of Culture and Decorum:  Alexa Young

Rusung: Janet Ryvlin

Shastri: Joanne Martin Braun

The following are members who hold key volunteer positions:

Accounting & Finances: Susie Cook & Peter Loy
Database Administrator:  Susie Cook
Executive Committee: Susie Cook, Susan Derning, Peter Loy, Alexa Young, Linda Verdone, Diana Sanson, Jane Zimmerman
Facebook Administrator:  Tricia O’Brien
Facility Manager:  Peter Loy, team members – Ginger Gregory
Family Programs: Carlos Gonzalez & Susie Cook

Fundraising Coordinator:  Diana Sanson

Governing Council: Susie Cook, Janet Ryvlin, Irv Kirschbaum, Tim Derning, Carlos Gonzalez, Tricia O’Brien

Hospitality Coordinator: Linda Verdone, team members – Jane Zimmerman, Ginger Gregory, Sharon Burt, Diana Sanson & Barbara Mahon
Ikebana:  Alexa Young & Rachel Anderson
Members’ Library:  Liz Burnham

Nyinthun Coordinator: Paul Kiefer
Movie Night Co-Coordinators:  Irv Kirschbaum & Peter Loy
Open House Team:  Janet Ryvlin & Irv Kirschbaum
Program Management: Irv Kirschbaum, Janet Ryvlin, Susie Cook, Carlos Gonzalez
Publicity Coordinator:  Susie Cook, team members – Tim & Susie Derning, Tricia O’Brien, Kerry Schwartz
Resident Calligrapher and Origamist:  Carlos Gonzales
Shambhala Art Representative & NorCal Newsletter Liaison:  Kerry Schwartz
Shambhala Network Administrator: Susie Cook
Shambhala Training Coordinator:  Carlos Gonzalez

Shambhala Sadhana Coordinator: Martina Luti Schneider
Shrinekeeper:  Jane Antee

Socially Engaged Outreach Coordinator:  Jane Zimmerman

Volunteer Coordinator:  OPEN 

Contact Information
      Telephone:  415-412-8570 (Irv Kirschbaum)
      Email:  sonoma.shambhala@gmail.com (Susie Cook)
      Webmaster: Susie Cook