Directors

Ivy Loo

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Ivy Loo is our Treasurer.  She is also a student of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Lama Wangdor, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and His Holiness Kusum Lingpa.

Born and raised in Singapore, Ivy moved to California in 2000, where she worked on Special Events and Fundraising for a non-profit organization.  Ivy came to New York in 2003 to set up Blazing Wisdom Institute with Tulku Sherdor.

Howard Stahl

thumb Howard StahlHoward Stahl, LCSW, is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley. He helped pioneer (1972-1994) the development of community-based care for the aged and hospice care for the critically ill and people with AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area. Trained by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Howard sat on the original board of The Shanti Project, and spent two decades as an educator and frequent lecturer in Hospitals and Universities throughout California. He now focuses on the philanthropic work of preserving Tibetan culture and on issues of ecology and environmentalism in Tibet. Howard has played an active role in The Bay Area Buddhist Community since 1968.

Florence McCambridge Ali

thumb Florence McCambridge Ali Florence McCambridge Ali graduated from Queensborough College, Flushing, NY, with an R.N. Degree in 1972, and practiced in the fields of Obstetrics, Neonatal ICU, and Pediatrics for 20 years. She also served on the Board of Dutchess County Medical Auxiliary for 25 years, holding nearly every position including President. After attending classes with Tulku Sherdor at the Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College some years ago, she organized, advertised and managed a number of programs for BWI at The Tibetan Center in Kingston, NY.