Meet the team behind Buddhist Geeks:
Vincent Horn is a Buddhist Geek and digital innovator. In addition to being an experienced meditation practitioner, and teacher, Vincent co-founded the popular media company Buddhist Geeks where he currently serves as Chief Geek. His work focuses on the fusion of nascent technology and contemplative wisdom, and has been featured on the pages of Wired, Fast Company, Tricycle, and the Los Angeles Times. Along with his wife Emily, he makes his home in Boulder, Colorado—that is until the distinction between atoms and bits dissolves completely.
Kelly Sosan Bearer is an Integral meditation teacher and practitioner. She was ordained in 2007 as a Zen monk in both the Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen Buddhism and is a senior student of Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory and Practice. Kelly also studies Hatha Yoga and Feminine Embodiment with Sofia Diaz. She is a published author in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice and completed her graduate studies at Naropa University with a MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. In addition, Kelly co-founded Integral Chicks—a women’s integral practice community dedicated to uniting Beauty, Truth, and Goodness with Big Heart. She is also the Conference Director and Partner at Buddhist Geeks. Kelly goes by the alter ego DJ Sosan and has been droppin’ digital beats since 2005. Follow her on Twitter @KellyBearer.
Emily Horn is a Meditation Teacher, and is the Retreat Director and a partner at Buddhist Geeks. Her aim is to help develop retreats and creative support structures for people dedicated to living a contemplative life in the modern world. 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 lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Vincent.
Daniel Thorson is a social activist, Buddhist Geek and lover of all things technology. He has taught insight meditation at Kripalu Yoga Center and Occupy Wall Street (where he lived and worked for seven months in 2011-2012). Currently he is serving as the Assistant Director of the Buddhist Geeks Community. Daniel loves to geek out at the intersections of contemplative practice, technology, community and social justice. He is the founder of The Mindfulness Tutor, a Boulder based company teaching mindfulness to young people and their families.
Charles Gammill is an audio engineer and podcast producer for Aural Elixir, The New Man Podcast, and the 7th Kingdom Podcast among others. He's filled the role of post production audio engineer for the Buddhist Geeks Podcast since late 2007. In 2012 he began serving as an assistant producer for the program and became part of the A/V crew for the annual Buddhist Geeks Conference.