Berkeley Center Leadership


Robert FoxRobert Fox, Chair of Programs Planning Team: Robert Fox is a Bay Area Visual artist who works with film, photography and music. He has been practicing with Shambhala for nearly 20 years, having been introduced to the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Pema Chodren through friends in the Sangha.  He channels his experiences in art and sitting meditation as a teacher in the Shambhala Art program. Robert received his BFA in printmaking from Otis Art Institute and an MFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College in Oakland.

He and his wife Sarah live in historic Martinez California with their dog Bridget.

JoshuaRaen Thornberry Center ManagerJoshuaRaen Thornberry, Center Manager: Hi! I’m a Bay Area native, who was introduced to the Shambhala teachings in 2014. I appreciate being involved with the Berkeley Shambhala Center because of the fluidity and transparency of the team structures, as well as the open-mindedness of the community. My hope is to manifest the teachings in all of my interactions, to help bring light to these dark times humanity is in.


Berkeley Leadership Team:

Benedict Ciceron, Engagement Team Leader

Carol Henderson, Advisor

Chinh Nguyen, Chief Caterer

Faith Miller, Head Chopon

Jesse Miller, Berkeley Liaison & Rental Chair

Jon Ransohoff, Deleg Team Representative

JoshuaRaen Thornberry, Center Manager

Martha Silverspring, Kasung

Mollie Mowat, Rusung

Sandra Ladley, Shastri

Scott Tracy, Director of Finance

Vickie Self, Care & Conduct Team Leader