Contact Us

Phone Number: (802) 633-2384
Emergency Pager: (802) 283-6118

Mailing Address:
369 Patneaude Lane
Barnet, Vermont 05821
Tel: (802) 633-2384

Front Desk Hours
Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Contact a Staff Member:


Main line (802-633-2384) plus extension unless noted otherwise.

Position Name Phone Email
Executive Director Myra Woodruff 207
Deputy Director Kit Wynkoop 144
Director of Finance, Interim Bill Barry 802-633-4417 x3118
Acharya in Residence Suzann Duquette 147
Rusung Emma Cataford 159
Human Resources Heather Wenrich 140

Department Contacts

Main line (802-633-2384) plus extension unless noted otherwise.

Position Name Phone Email
A/V & Archives Michael Leszcynski 158
Cabin Retreats Julia Persch 122
Communications & Technology Laura Greer 802-633-4417
     IT Support Engineer Nick Miller 802-633-4417 x3211
     Marketing Specialist Mike de Give 802-633-4417 x3225
Development Cole Harbur 142
     Development Assistant Sheelagh Higginson 146
Facility Services Operations Director 141
    Garden Manager Ciel Haviland
    Karme Choling Store Nanine Beard
    Kitchen Manager Jason Taylor 135
    Property Manager Jean-Paul Paulson 134
Financial Aid/Scholarships Ella Reznikova
Guest Services Director Lindsey Gavens 111
     Front Desk/Registration Shirley Gerber 101
     Front Desk/Registration Diana Tifase 103
Practice & Education Tsöndru Nicholson 105
Programs Director Marian English 108
    Programs Manager David Purcell 145
        Program Staffing Coordinator Maizie Kelly 153
        Program Coordinator Marit Wilson 109
        Program Coordinator 130
        Program Coordinator 109

Reaching a Guest

It may be difficult to reach a program participant by phone, so we recommend that you coordinate a specific time to call. The reception desk can also take phone messages and post them on the program bulletin board. If you would like to write a letter to a guest, please include the participant’s full name and the name of the program he or she is attending.

To contact a guest in an emergency, call the emergency pager (802) 283-6118 and leave your call-back number when prompted. Someone will call you back and take your message directly to

Please note that most cell phone networks other than Verizon do not get reception in this area. Karmê Chöling has a phone for general use, but it does not have long-distance service. To make long-distance calls, either bring a calling card with you or purchase one from our store.