Dharma Teachers: Mark Gebert and Lisa Story


​​​​Guiding Member: Veletta Gebert
​Veletta has been practicing Insight meditation since 1981. She is married to Mark and together they began an Insight meditation group while living in Athens, as well as a weekly J. Krishnamurti video presentation and discussion group.  She has attended several Vipassana meditation retreats, most recently a 4 day retreat with Narayan Liebenson at IMS. She is an original member of Sandy Springs Insight Meditation Group which began in 2009, where she is currently a facilitator. She and Mark have offered a monthly Half Day retreat at their home for many years.  She is a retired school teacher, a Presbyterian Deacon, and now considers service to others her continued primary endeavor. 



Leadership

​Guiding Member: Elissa Clayton

Tim began his meditation journey in 2017, seeking to find peace and emotional balance.  In 2018, he found Roswell Insight Meditation and has been a regular member ever since.   He was looking for a steady group of meditators that he could learn from and practice with. What he found was so much more: Endless Kindness, Compassion, Community, and a teaching that continues to bring peace and serenity.  He is a Software Engineer who lives in Alpharetta, GA with his wife Mary and her guide dog Gemma. When he’s not meditating, he is probably working too hard, reading a book, or taking a walk.

Guiding Member: Devin O'Guin

​Devin began his journey with insight meditation in 2008, but didn't truly find the warmth and support of Sangha until joining RIMC. He is excited that we have an opportunity to create a modern practice of Buddhism that's rooted in tradition yet springing forth with life unfettered by dogma. Heartened by this growing community of individuals practicing and sharing the Dharma, Devin hopes these beautiful teachings continue to illuminate a practical path towards greater awareness, kindness, joy, and compassion for our world. He currently lives in Alpharetta, GA, and works as a graphic designer. When he isn't meditating or spending time with RIMC, you'll likely find him hiking, cooking, or reading alongside one of his greatest teachers—and wife, Katie.

Chuck is a lifelong searcher and learner who has turned to meditation and Buddhism seriously only in the last 5 years.  He is a Special Education teacher and his practice has enhanced his work with his students and colleagues in so many ways.  He is particularly attracted to the emphasis on compassion, generosity, and love found in the dharma – and in the RIMC sangha.  Chuck has two grown children and lives in Marietta with his wife, April.  Off the cushion, he likes to read, work in his yard, ride his bike, and play disk golf.

Roswell Insight Meditation Community

Guiding Member: Chuck Staropoli

Guiding Member: Tim Carter