Damayonti Sengupta
Chief Operating Officer

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Damayonti Sengupta was born in India to a bicultural family. Her father was an Indian native; her mother, an American national. She emigrated to the United States in 1974, and grew up near Chicago. For 25 years, she worked in domestic and international nonprofit organizations. During this time, she studied contemplative movement arts and Buddhist meditation and philosophy. Damayonti has lived in four countries. She has taught English, experiential and intercultural education, volunteer management, and organizational development.

A dharma student since 1996, Damayonti met Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in 2003. In 2007, she became his student and moved to Seattle to be of service to him and the Nalandabodhi sangha. She was Nalanda West’s general manager from June 2014 to February 2018. She is a founding board member of The Karmapa Center 16, an advisory board member for Bright Future Transitional Home in Uganda, and a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Damayonti loves to travel and to connect with people. She draws, arranges flowers, walks, hikes, bicycles, and practices yoga; she sings, dances, and laughs, too. Damayonti is a fan of science-fiction, superhero, and adventure movies. She sometimes practices her welcome speech in the event of meeting a being from a different realm or planet.

Nalandabodhi International Chief Operations Officer
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contact: damayonti@nalandabodhi.org

Contact Damayonti for

    • One Heart Mandala and Nalandabodhi vision and structure
    • Mandala-wide organizational questions
    • Information relating to sangha directorship
    • Starting a new center or study group
    • Help finding the right point of contact in Nalandabodhi’s administration