Janet Nima Taylor, MBA, (Venerable Urgyen Nima) has been a student of Lama Surya Das since 1999,and last year took her monastic vows with him and the Dzogchen lineage. She is currently the Director of the Temple Buddhist Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and Executive Director of the Dzogchen Foundation. She has been teaching Buddhism for the past 14 years and written two books (both available on Amazon) Buddhism for Non-Buddhists and Meditation for Non-Meditators.
Six years ago, she founded SerenityPause.org, a secular meditation program for anyone wanting to cultivate more peace and calm in their lives. Serenity Pause currently offers two 30-minute meditations every day, 365 days a year. Serenity Pause also provides meditation for those in need out in the community, including Gilda's Club, Welcome House, the VA Hospital and some of the Kansas and Missouri Correctional facilities.