Karl Grass

Chief Financial Officer

Born and raised outside Buffalo, New York, Karl traveled extensively as a youth and lived abroad in London, England, before settling down near Sarasota, Florida, where he has spent most of the past 20 years.

Karl is a graduate of Duke University. An accountant, he spent his career in professional service firms and corporate America. Karl was the partner responsible for Arthur Andersen’s tax technology offerings. He also served as general manager for a variety of software companies, including Intuit and Sage Software. For the past number of years, he has been active in his “encore career,” working as an executive coach with his own firm.

Karl had several near misses with the dharma in his life, but connected fully with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche after reading about him in a Huffington Post article, the “Top Ten Buddhist Teachers Living in America.” He became a formal student of Rinpoche in 2012, and is active in the Sarasota study group.

When no one is watching, Karl has been known to break out into a cartwheel or practice long-forgotten yo-yo tricks. Now and then he is tempted to see if can ride his old unicycle. Karl loves the outdoors, and has had many fine adventures kayaking, long-distance biking, and hiking.

Nalandabodhi International
Chief Financial Officer
Location: Sarasota, FL, USA
Contact: karlg@nalandabodhi.org

Contact Karl for

  • Volunteer opportunities in finance
  • Input on increasing the effectiveness of finance
  • Questions about working with Finance