Nalandabodhi International

Nalandabodhi International (NBI) is the organizational structure created by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche to equip Nalandabodhi to flourish in the West and to benefit beings everywhere. To this end, he has assembled a senior administrative team comprised of devoted and skilled sangha members who serve as leaders in our growing international mandala.

NBI’s administrators are responsible for the strategic, day-to-day operations of Nalandabodhi and translating our mission and vision of bodhicitta into action. The team works closely together with Nalanda West – NBI’s headquarters and largest centre – and DPR Office.

NBI’s purpose is to build and maintain the support systems that connect Nalandabodhi members and share resources across our international mandala. The NBI administrative team works to care for and strengthen our current international community, open doors to new seekers who want to join us, and make the timeless wisdom and boundless compassion of the Buddha easily accessible to the wider public. 

Sharon Najarian

Sangha Care and Community Building officer

Brian Sano

Director of Organizational Health

Martin Wittmann

Information Technology Systems (ITS) Officer

Joshua Erickson

INTERNAL Communications Officer

Fransiscus Melchers


Laura McRae

Membership, Volunteers, and Human Resources Officer

Brigette Sarabi


Andrew Clark

chief financial officer

Benjamin Mikolaj

Chief Operating Officer

Karl Grass

Chief Financial Officer