Pam Cayton is a member of the Board of Trustees of Maitripa College. She spent ten years in Nepal studying Asian philosophy and religion and teaching English to Buddhist monks. During this time, Pam also organized courses in Buddhist philosophy and meditation for Western students and co-founded The Himalayan Yogic Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

In 1988, Pam moved to the United States where she completed her Montessori training at Montessori World Education Institute and the ECE department of Cabrillo College. In 1989, she started Tara Redwood School with the aim of educating the whole child: to convey the joy of learning and also to provide a foundation for the emotional and inner development of each child. 

The success of Tara Redwood School encouraged Pam to found Creating Compassionate Cultures, an organization dedicated to developing training programs, tools and resources and share them with educators around the world.


Compassion in Education, An Interview with Pam Cayton (Mandala Magazine) (Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom) (The Yogini Project)