Buddhist Geeks is run by a small team of talented & passionate geeks:
Vincent Horn is a mind hacker & buddhist geek. He has been practicing meditation intensively since his freshman year in college—including a full year doing intensive silent retreat practice. He began teaching in 2010 with the encouragement of his own teachers, Kenneth Folk and Daniel Ingram, in their unique style of ‘pragmatic dharma.’ In addition, in 2006, Vincent co-founded the media company Buddhist Geeks, which has since been featured on the pages of the Los Angeles Times, Wired, and Tricycle. Vincent was honored to be part of Wired UK’s “Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world.” Along with his wife Emily Horn, he makes his home in Asheville, North Carolina—that is until the distinction between atoms and bits dissolves.
Emily Horn is a meditation teacher and mind hacker. Her integrativeteaching style is influenced by Mindfulness meditation and revolves around the interwoven nature of contemplation, personal unfolding, and daily life. She has taught mindfulness classes at InsightLA, and is currently in the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training led by Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Joseph Goldstein, and others. Emily has also managed projects in contemplative education environments including Naropa University, InsightLA, and Sounds True. She is currently the director of operations at Buddhist Geeks. Emily lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Vincent and enjoys hiking and gardening in the Blue Ridge mountains.
Kate Lundquist has been practicing yoga and meditation for 10 years, and works constantly to live a mindful life in the tech world. She now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she teaches yoga and is the Project Manager at the web design company, Big Boom Design. She is happy to be the Production Assistant for Buddhist Geeks and share her love of meditation and the progressiveness of the tech industry with all kinds of Buddhist Geeks. Kate is also a writer, runner, and loves hiking with her dog through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
We’re also supported by a close network of mentors and advisers:
Jerry Colonna was a venture capitalist in New York City and played a prominent part in the early development of Silicon Alley--he is known by some as the “Yoda of Silicon Alley.” He is currently a life and business coach and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Naropa University. Jerry is an investor and close mentor to the Buddhist Geeks team.
Rohan Gunatillake is an innovation producer and meditation entrepreneur. Rohan works with leading arts organisations on how they can do more with the thinking and tools of the digital age and is the creator of buddhify, the popular mobile meditation app. He is based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Hokai Sobol has long been behind-the-scenes of Buddhist Geeks, supporting as a mentor, philosopher, and friend. He has learned from various sources, both East and West, is a practitioner and teacher in Shingon tradition of Japanese Vajrayana. He has worked for 20 years as translator and publisher. Areas of interest include: integrative practices, sacred art, ritual, semiotics, and post-secularity. Hokai lives in Rijeka, Croatia.