Our Team

We take pride in upholding excellence in customer interaction, and the services we deliver. Our workplace encourages innovation, continuous improvement and learning, respect and fairness, and we strive to work collaboratively and cohesively.

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Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Spiritual Director

Board Members

Ian Green OAM

Chairman

Judy Green

Board Member

Wayne Thomson

Board Member

Garrey Foulkes

Board Member

Jon Breukel

Board Member

Tony Steel

Board Member

Alan Marsh

Board Member

Office Staff

Bridget Netley

General Manager

Aleshia Ng

Retail Manager

Matthew Griffin

Marketing & Events Manager

Jillian Hicks

Administration

Tour Guides

Donna Attewell

Tour Guide Supervisor

Kristy McKimmie

Tour Guide

Zach Burnside-Walsh

Tour Guide

Chantelle O’Brien

Tour Guide

Adam Pinner

Tour Guide

Huss Kranzbuhler

Gompa Keeper

Leanne Meester

Tour Guide

Ven. Jampa Choephal

Tour Guide

Judy Suchting

Tour Guide

Library

Barb Rozmus

Librarian / Archives

Therese Keys

Library Assistant

Pat Hocking

Library Assistant

Tours and Events

My Linh Nguyen

Vietnam Liason

StupaView Cafe

Michelle McCloud

Cafe Manager

Taylor McLennan

Barista

Liz Jacobs

Barista

Emma Green

Barista

Giles Dodsworth

Barista

Works Team

Dennis Kenny

Works Manager

Graham Samten

Caretaker

Justin Simpson

Gardener/Landscaper

Artists

Lobsang Konchok

Artist

Lucy Dawa

Artist

Linda Jackson

Artist

Tony Shedden

Artist

Giles Dodsworth

Artist

Andrew Miller

Artist

The Board of Directors

Under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche an Australian company, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Limited has been formed to take overall responsibility for the Great Stupa. The aims of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Limited are to:

  • Oversee the design and construction of the Great Stupa.
  • Oversee the design and construction of the many holy objects that are stored in the Great Stupa and its grounds.
  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of the Great Stupa and the holy objects.
  • Employ fundraising methods to raise the capital to build and to maintain the Great Stupa and the holy objects.
  • Employ various means to raise the awareness of the Great Stupa.
  • Ensure that the holy relics, texts and objects are properly preserved and protected.
  • Ensure that high levels of financial accountability are maintained in handling funds.

The Great Stupa is affiliated with FPMT Inc.

FPMT Mission Statement

The FPMT is an organization devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings.

We provide integrated education through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility and service. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.

Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.