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Center Officers and Branch Teachers

Center Officers

Ben Baenen
Ben is the Administrative Director of Vajrapani Center. He maintains the center and works tirelessly to continuously improve our building, making it ever more inviting and comfortable for everyone.  Thanks to Ben's kindness we have today the beautiful garden at our center.

Paula Lopez
Paula is the Education Program Co-ordinator of the center. Working closely with our Resident Teacher, Paula co-ordinates all of our spiritual programs, retreats, and other activities.

Barry Harfenes
Barry is the Foundation Program Co-ordinator of the center. Barry overseees all student registration, attendence, and paired discussions.

Julie Remington
Julie is the assistant Education Program Co-ordinator of the center.  She works closely with our resident teacher and the Education Program Coordinator on the spiritual program, retreats and other center activities.

Center Teachers

Kelsang Gyudzhin
Kelsang Gyudzhin is an ordained Kadampa Buddhist monk who teaches General Program classes on Thursday evenings in Orlando.

Julie Scofiel
Julie teaches introductory Buddhist meditation classes in DeLand and Orlando. She works as a Historic Preservation Planner in her daily life.


Kid's Class Teacher

Travis Williamson
Travis is senior student of Vajrapani Center and a school teacher in her daily life. Travis established the Kid's Class program here at the center. 


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