Program Council Members

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell has been a student of the Dharma for over 30 years. He has been a sangha member at KCC since 2009 and served as a member of the Board and from 2013-2019 as Board President. He has led the mind training group since 2012 and has assisted in teaching mind training retreats at KCC since 2018.

Sally Alworth

Sally Alworth became interested in Buddhism in college and graduate school, coming to KCC in the mid-1990s. Among her many volunteer roles, Sally was a founding member of the Finance Committee and served on the board, including President from 2005-2008. She gives Shamatha instructions on weekdays and occasional Sundays.

Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth studied Buddhism in graduate school, arriving at KCC in 1997. He has served as a member of the Board and from 2004-2008 was Board President. He has taught classes, Newcomer’s Night, and gives Shamatha instructions on weekdays and occasional Sundays.

Chimey (Lois) Beran

Chimey (Lois Beran) completed the three-year retreat at SCOL in June 2018. She now serves on the Program Council, occasionally leads meditation on Sundays and teaches classes. Prior to retreat, she served on the KCC Finance Committee and spent time in India studying Buddhism.

Peter Wood

Peter Wood started studying Buddhism in the early 1970’s, mostly at Kalu Rinpoche centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and also with the Nyingma Institute and Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He joined Bokar Rinpoche’s Mahamudra Seminar Program in 1996, and periodically travels to India for pilgrimage and further study. Since moving to Portland in 2001, Peter has served on the KCC Board and a number of other volunteer roles, and completed a one-year retreat at Ser Cho Osel Ling in 2014. He gives Shamatha instructions on weekdays and occasional Sundays.