Brother Pháp Lý ( brother Dharma Reason or Metadharma) is from Normandy, France. He is currently living in Blue Cliff Monastery in New York. He was ordained in 2009 at Plum Village. He loves practicing outdoor activities around the Monastery : running barefoot, hiking, cycling, swimming… but also sitting still and enjoying tea in nature. He likes to be of help with any retreat…
Ramon Carreras Juanico lives in Guils de Cerdanya in the Pyrenees. He is the owner of a hostel and restaurant and has dedicated himself to sports, nature and outdoor activities for 30 years, including 18 years as President of the Catalan Winter Sports Federation. He enjoys many outdoor sports like biking and skiing. He has been helping to facilitate sanghas in Spain, and helped organize the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Plum Village monastic tours of Spain. Most recently, he organized the Mindfulness of Skiing Retreat in Andorra.
Susan Bachman lives in Wellfleet, MA, and worked in the public school systems in 8 states during a 36 year career as an elementary teacher and library media specialist. She is also mom to Phap Luu and has visited Plum Village, Deer Park and other monasteries over the past 14 years. She will be driving the support vehicle for this trip.
Aurora Leon was born in Mexico. Right now lives in Connecticut where she practices as a plant-based primary care physician. Every weekend she goes to MorningSun Mindfulness center which is a lay practice center in the Plum Village tradition. She loves to hike and run. She is an OI member, helps facilitate sanghas, was a co-founder of Wake Up NY, participates in the plant-powered branch of the Earth Holders Sangha, Sangha de las Americas, organizes retreats in MorningSun and helped to organize the Wake Up tour in Latin America in 2014 and Mexico in 2016.