Our Teachers, Eileen & Jack co-founded Mountain Lamp Community. Together they bring together the Diamond Sangha and Plum Village traditions. They are dedicated to the development of Lay Practice in the Pacific Northwest.
“All who practice diligently and wholeheartedly are cultivating the ground of intimacy. This cultivation allows us to discover and create the poetry of our lives and the poetry of this utterly unknowable moment.” — Jack & Eileen
Eileen is an ecologist by training and a vegetable gardener by passion, but the practice and support of the Dharma has been her primary focus for the 30+ years. She received Lamp Transmission as a Dharma teacher in 1990 from the Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh and has spent the years since teaching the Dharma. Over the years she has led retreats in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Canada and Australia. Her primary focus is in support of lay Dharma practice in the Pacific Northwest.
Jack was given permission to teach in 1992 by Robert Aitken Roshi and was made dharma heir in 1997, one of 5 in North America. He is the teacher for Three Treasures Sangha in Seattle. He brings his roles of spouse, father and psychotherapist, along with years of endangered species work and wilderness wanderings to his teaching.