Staff

Managing Director

Ryan Cunningham (they/them/theirs)

Ryan brings 15+ years of experience running yoga/dharma centers to their work at BMC. They are an experienced practitioner, yoga/meditation teacher and bodyworker primarily interested in exploring the intersections of hatha yoga and dharma practice. As Managing Director, Ryan will take the lead on the day-to-day administrative work and also work with teachers, staff and community members to ensure BMC continues to be an inclusive and welcoming space for all who come to practice. 

Ryan Cunningham

Program Coordinator

Lia Houk

Lia is an artist living in Henniker, New Hampshire. She began practicing with a peer-led sangha in Boston in 2014 and then with Chris Crotty in 2015. She was closely involved with the establishment of Boston Meditation Center in 2018. As someone living with chronic illness, Lia uses her Buddhist practice as a way to reduce stress and help prioritize her many interests. She is most interested in bringing the teachings off the cushion to stay present in everyday life and continue to explore the eightfold path in action. As program coordinator, Lia is responsible for the organization of residential and nonresidential retreats, ongoing contact with teachers and facilitators, and acting as registrar for all programs.

Lia - summer 2017

Design Coordinator

Carol Dirga

Carol lives in Gloucester, MA, where she met Chris Crotty when he taught meditation at his yoga studio there. She began meditating and taking classes at Cambridge Insight Meditation Center many years ago, and has more recently sat retreats at Insight Meditation Center Newburyport with Chris and the Venerable Sayadaw U Inndaka. She is working on a writing project which explores how the dharma has influenced her life.

Carol Dirga photo