Meet Our Team
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Mark is a longtime student of the dharma, and has studied with his teachers Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche since the 1990s. He has served in a variety of leadership and service roles within Nalandabodhi, an international community of Buddhist centers. In 2005, he was appointed as a teacher (Mitra) and became a member of the Mitra Council, establishing the Path of Mindful Activity, a practice that connects the Dharma or teachings of the Buddha with our everyday lives.
Professionally, Mark worked for many years as a chaplain and palliative care consultant in healthcare settings. In 2014, he broadened his focus to include life-transition and executive coaching. Mark has presented programs in the Americas and China designed for personal and professional development, focusing on emotional awareness, self-compassion and creativity as tools for transformation.
Juli Goetz Morser
Daryl Chonka is a musician and producer from Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Having spent the past 30 years playing music professionally, producing concerts and records, and editing videos, Daryl’s role at freshmind® as video editor and audio producer is one that brings him great joy.
He is very happy to be able to use his skills while sharing in the teachings of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, helping to amplify those teachings far and wide with the wonderful freshmind® team.
Barbara Witt is an art director and graphic designer. She finds joy in working on projects from the heart. She has been a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche since 2014.