Lisa met her teacher Gangaji in 1995. In 2006 Gangaji asked Lisa to start holding satsang. The first meeting happened in 2007 in Donna Steinman's Bikram Yoga Studio in Ashland Oregon. Since then Lisa has been invited to speak all over the world and currently spends a good part of the year traveling and sharing the invitation of this lineage. Satsang with Lisa was formally established as non profit organization in September, 2014. Lisa is closely involved in all aspects of the organization.
Jasmin Lace Director
"I was 21 when I met Gangaji in Australia in 1999. This meeting changed my life forever. I met my beloved teacher – I was seen and I recognized myself in that moment as the source of all that is. I gave my life to satsang and through grace and the force of that meeting this life has been well used. I am forever at Gangaji’s blessed feet! It is my great joy to be working and supporting SWL. What a joy to bring the invitation of this lineage to whoever is interested. This is a lucky life!!"
Jaz was present at Lisa’s first satsang in Donna’s Bikram yoga studio in Ashland in 2007 and has been a constant support as the organization has expanded. She started working at SWL full time in July 2014. Jaz brings her experience of having been in satsang with her teacher Gangaji for 18 years as well as volunteering in many roles for GF including being on the main organizing team bringing Gangaji to Sydney in 2005.
Jaz’s background includes working for Eli Jaxon-Bear at the Leela Foundation for 6.5 years in the areas of live filming and sound, video editing, website, graphic design, social media, newsletters and event organization. The experience she gained while with Leela is invaluable for Jaz’s role at SWL. Jaz’s role at SWL includes event organization and coordination, scheduling, website, newsletter, graphic design, social media, filming and sound.
Barbara Shepherd Secretary
“ I have known Lisa for many years now.To participate with her in meetings and now as Board Member is the Deepest Joy and Honor of my life.I have had the great pleasure of watching this message of Essential Freedom spread through out the world.May all Beings Awaken to their True Nature as Love.”
Barbara Shepard runs a K-12 home study program out of her home in the Northern California Mountains.She has hosted Lisa for public meetings with adults and also brings Lisa to her home for intimate meetings with the children in her school.She serves as Secretary of Satsang with Lisa helping with the nuts and bolts of running a non profit corporation.
Donna Steinman Business Advisor
“I found the book, “Talks With Ramana” in my early twenties and never turned away from that light. When I moved to Ashland 10 years ago I was so very pleased to learn that one of Ramana’s lineage, Gangaji, was living and teaching in Ashland. I attended Satsang, and sitting at Gangagi’s feet in complete adoration and total bliss was Lisa. The complete surrender and total annihilation of that love has been one of greatest teachings of my life. "
Donna’s background for the last two decades has been in Business Development in consumer goods and Health and Wellness. Donna has international and domestic experience in start-up small business and consumer outreach programs.
“I first met Lisa in 2010, and was struck by her stillness, strength, and integrity. Through the intervening years I have been able to witness the deepening of Lisa's awakening, and the blossoming of her teaching through SWL. I consider her my teacher, and my dear friend, and to now be serving on the board of SWL is such pure joy. I know that anyone who has the opportunity to be with Lisa in Satsang will benefit enormously, and I wish for everyone to have that experience. May all beings be at peace. May all beings be happy and free.”