Dharmakaya Center leadership—staff, board and longtime volunteers—work wholeheartedly to support and advance the Center and its mission.


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Executive Director

Peter Criswell holds a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership from Manhattanville College and a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College. He most recently served as Senior Program Curriculum Developer at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY. He has led retreats and educational programs in the US and abroad and has run four nonprofit organizations as their executive director. He currently sits on the City of Kingston's Arts Commission, the Bard College Board of Governors and the Board of Directors of Key of Q.

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Facilities Manager

Helmut Floss holds a fourth degree black belt in Aikido. He was the youth program director at the Seattle School of Aikido for 6 years and at Two Cranes Aikido for 13 years, as well as a senior adult program instructor. Also an avid whitewater rafting guide, he has organized and led a number of multi-night camping and rafting aikido retreats. He became interested in facilities management in 2009, working at Banya 5, a spa/sauna in Seattle. He has been a student of Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche since 2006; in 2016 he was asked to serve as the Facilities Manager of the new Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. 

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Executive Chef

Colleen Bloxham brings bright, colorful food that is both flavorful and nutritious to the Dharmakaya Center. A self-trained chef, she has spent more than three decades in the hospitality industry. She has managed restaurants, run catering businesses on both sides of the Atlantic, and served as a private chef. Most recently, she produced large-scale events that required staff- and budget-management worldwide. Colleen serves on the boards of three charitable organizations and is executive director for events for another. With a focus on farm-to-table goodness, she ensures that every meal is served with warmth and joy.




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TREVANIA DUDLEY HENDERSON                                                   

President & Director 

A solopreneur, Trevania founded her company in 1993 to serve as an outsourced marketing department for small to mid-sized organizations. She brings the Center both marketing and entrepreneurial expertise, as well as extensive non-profit board experience, including chairmanship of two non-profit boards, vice-chairmanship of a third, and twice serving as chair of board governance committees. A devoted student of Rinpoche’s, she regularly helps with retreat organization.

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GARY WHEATON                                                                   

Vice President & Director

With over two decades of specialization in both business and personnel problem solving, Gary brings the Center invaluable experience in the management of staff and organizational design.  His retail and guest management experience is important to the future growth of the Center.  A long-standing student of Rinpoche’s, Gary has also served as a teacher's assistant and five-day retreat leader. Professionally he is a human resources executive with expertise in conflict resolution, people strategies and leadership development.

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KARMA SHERPA                                                                   

Treasurer & Director

Karma brings deep expertise in all aspects of non-profit accounting, including budgeting, forecasting, financial analyses, internal auditing, strategic assessment and cash management. She has extensive knowledge of GAAP, GAAS, Governmental Auditing Standards and SOX compliance, and, critically, a successful track record of developing and administering effective organizational policies and procedures. She is a life-long student of Rinpoche’s.

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ANNA WINKLER                                                                             

Secretary & Director


Anna has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1989, certified through the Sivananda Yoga Organization. Her deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for health and wellness professions and techniques help guide the Center in expanding our course offerings. Her lived entrepreneurial experience helps ensure that the Center sees challenges as they arise and is prepared to meet them. She has been a long-standing student of Rinpoche’s, leads special Tibetan yoga sessions at Rinpoche’s retreats, and is a teacher at the Center.

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JOHN HENDERSON                                                                                      


A veteran of two large-scale entrepreneurial ventures, and past president of a construction company, John has demonstrated success building and rapidly growing organizations. He understands how to build bottom-up infrastructure and strategic initiatives that create organizational value, addressing short term objectives while positioning for long-term success. A student of Rinpoche’s for more than two decades, John also serves as vice president of the Dharmakaya Organization, a board member of Buddhist Relief Services, and is a teacher, teacher-assistant, and retreat leader at the Center.

Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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