A long-time student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lodro founded a Buddhist House at Wesleyan University during his college years. Upon graduating he served for three and a half years as the executive director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston and has led development efforts for Shambhala internationally since 2007. In addition to teaching dharma throughout the United States he chairs the Dana Group, a group formed to stimulate creative ways to promote generosity in Shambhala as well as coordinate all major fund-raising efforts. In addition to his weekly column here entitled "What would Sid do?" Lodro has a humorous blog "New York is Ridiculous" ( which he writes from his apartment in Brooklyn, New York.

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