Gordon Gibb... is a Buddhist teacher and co-founder of Spacious Mind Learning and Retreat Center. Web site: www.spaciousmind.org

Gordon graduated with a Psychology and Religion double major from Ashland University in Ohio in 1973. Following graduation, Gordon served as a staff person and minister to high school youth in Cleveland, Ohio with the evangelical non-denominational Christian organization, Young Life. After four years of service with the organization, Gordon left Young Life and the conservative theological boundaries of evangelical Christianity. For the next two years, he served as an Interim Associate Minister of a Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) church in suburban Cleveland. In 1979, Gordon moved to Boston, Massachusetts to complete his Masters of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School -a degree that he had started while working with Young Life. Upon graduation, Gordon was ordained in the UCC and served UCC churches in the Midwest and in the Los Angeles area.

In early 1995, after twenty years of service in Christian ministry, Gordon left the Christian Church and became a Buddhist practitioner and teacher. After two years of training in Fo Guang Shan Buddhist monastery in southern Taiwan, for seven years he co-directed the English Buddhism Department for Hsi Lai Temple in the Los Angeles area. Gordon left in the summer of 2002 to co-found Spacious Mind Learning and Retreat Center, located on the campus of Chapman University, in the city of Orange.

e-mail: ggibbjr@hotmail.com