Merry Colony served as Director of Education Services at FPMT from 2000-2011, and as Director of several other FPMT projects in the past 30 years. 

Merry has completed more than 108 Nyung Nay retreats, as well as all nine Gelug preliminary practices, and many other retreats, including some in her cave hermitage at Cherok near Lawudo Gompa in Nepal. 

For more about Merry, please see this wonderful article in Mandala Magazine describing her life, journeys, and vast experiencs in retreat, study, and service (click here).  

Merry receiving recognition for her service from Yangsi Rinpoche
Merry (front center in all white) with Nyung Nay students in the Maitripa Jokhang Meditation Hall