Doug Veenhof is a former mountain guide, an award-winning journalist, author, and long-time Buddhist practitioner. He studied for twenty years with esteemed Gelugpa teachers and now devotes himself to the study and practice of Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Dzogchen tradition with Lama Alan Wallace.
Doug is a certified trainer of ‘Cultivating Emotional Balance’, a program created at the request of H.H. the Dalai Lama by Lama Alan Wallace and psychologist Paul Ekman. He lives on Cape Ann, Massachusetts but travels much of the year leading CEB trainings and Shamatha and Vipashyana retreats. He is also a designer and builder of long-term retreat facilities and is currently collaborating with Lama Alan Wallace on the Center for Contemplative Research in Tuscany, a project enthusiastically endorsed by H.H. the Dalai Lama.