Sandra Roscoe, PhD has been a long time practitioner of Buddhism and a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1996. She began her studies at Nitartha Institute in 2002. She holds a PhD in psychology with a focus on family systems, and was a graduate and undergraduate professor at NSU. Sandra was director of Nitartha Institute for 3-1/2 years. She has been teaching at Nitartha Institute since 2013, and in 2016 was made a fully authorized faculty member for the Shedra program.
Acharya Lhakpa Tshering received the degree of Acharya, or master of Buddhist Studies upon completing his studies at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India at the Karma Shri Nalanda Institute (KSNI). After graduation, he served as co-librarian with Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche, and worked as a teacher at KSNI, and as an editor for Nitartha Publications in Kathmandu, Nepal. Acharya moved to Seattle, Washington in 2006 and has since been a teacher in the Nalandabodhi Buddhist community in the United States and Mexico.
Mitra Lee Worley was a founding faculty of Naropa Institute where she has taught Performance, Mudra Space Awareness, Buddhist Studies and Contemplative Education since 1976. A student of Chogyam Trungpa, she learned Mudra Space Awareness under his guidance. She holds an MA in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University, was a faculty member of the Ngedon School of Buddhist Studies and, since 1998, is a Vajrayana student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.