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Wendy Shinyo Haylett, author, Buddhist teacher, and lay minister with The Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism conceived, developed, produces, and hosts this podcast. Wendy has 30+ years as a Buddhist practitioner and 25+ years of coaching experience, helping people live their personal and professional lives with more mindfulness and resilience. In this podcast she shares the "tips and tricks" found in Buddhist teachings to help make your professional and personal life better ... everyday!
Bradley Nussbaum is currently a student in the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism Lay Ministry program. He has been a member of the Everyday Buddhism Sangha since the spring of 2019 and currently facilitates the Everyday Buddhism Introduction to Buddhism Course. Bradley is a social worker, helping people with substance use and mental health problems. Bradley also has devoted his time as an animal caregiver working at a sanctuary for farmed animals with disabilities. He is especially interested in the ways Buddhist teachings can help us live fully and meaningfully.
Levi Shinyo Walbert is a Lay Minister with the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism and a student at a Rinzai Zen temple. With a BA in Philosophy, he is now a Seminary student working towards a goal of Interfaith Chaplaincy. Levi contributes his vision in content development and presentation, and co-hosting.
Robert Unyo Ahlander is a Lay Minister with the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. He currently facilitates the Everyday Buddhism Introduction to Buddhism Course. Sensei grew up in the western U.S. and was raised in a traditional LDS (Mormon) family. After high school, he served for two years as a missionary in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Anthropology from Brigham Young University. It was in college, while taking a world religions course, that he was first introduced to Buddhism. After many years of reading books by teachers including Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, and others, he decided to take a “deeper dive” into the Dharma. He has spent the majority of his professional career in music and entertainment. He is the father of three, and currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.