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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 and day-to-day operations of Nalandabodhi. The team includes a Chief Operating Officer (COO), who oversees six teams and Nalanda West – NBI’s headquarters and largest center.

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 community and to open doors to new seekers who want to join us.

Benjamin Mikolaj

Chief Operating Officer

Karl Grass

Chief Financial Officer

Martin Wittmann

Information Technology Systems (ITS) Officer

Elena (Ellen) Weiss

Human Resources, Membership and Volunteers Officer

Charlotte LaSasso

Development and Fundraising Officer

Joshua Erickson

INTERNAL Communications Officer

Fransiscus Melchers


Sharon Najarian

Community Building, Health and Wellbeing Officer

Brian Sano

Director of Organizational Health

Beth Patterson

Sangha Health and Wellbeing Director

Katiana Rangel

Director of COmmunity Building

Stephanie Basford

Nalanda West Manager