Stacey moved to Portland in 1995 from Denison, Texas. She is currently a live-in caregiver and also cares for other people. Stacey enjoys riding her bike around Portland, studying and practicing yoga asana, dharma, and enjoying the many beautiful parks Portland has to offer. About her experience at Maitripa College, Stacey reflects:
A friend brought me to Maitripa College to hear Lama Zopa Rinpoche speak. I had such an extraordinary experience I kept coming back. Coming to Yangsi Rinpoche’s teachings and the community classes has helped me to transform my life and mind in so many ways. I am so blessed to have such wonderful people to work with and serve. Volunteering at Maitripa College is a way to repay their kindness and supports my spiritual practice in keeping with the bodhicitta motivation.