Welcome to Dawn Mountain
DAWN MOUNTAIN Center for Tibetan Buddhism, founded in 1996 by Anne C. Klein and Harvey B. Aronson, is a Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Community Center and Research Institute drawing from multiple Buddhist traditions and grounded in transmissions from the Ancient (Nyingma) lineage.
The mission of Dawn Mountain is to further the spiritual growth of our diverse community as a living bridge between traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings and curious people everywhere. Dawn Mountain online draws 60% of its subscribers and viewers from the U.S, with regular visitors from Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Italy, Bhutan, Malaysia, South America and Russia.
Our Founders and Resident Teachers
Anne C. Klein
Anne Klein, PhD, is a professor and former chair of religious studies at Rice University and co-founder of and resident teacher at Dawn Mountain, celebrated by the Houston Press in 2006 for offering the best guided meditation in Houston. A distinguished Buddhist scholar, she has studied in the United States, India, Tibet, and Nepal and has written numerous works on Buddhism, including co-authoring Unbounded Wholeness; Bon, Dzogchen, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual.
Harvey B. Aronson
Harvey Aronson, PhD, is a licensed therapist in private practice, meditation teacher and translator with many years of involvement in Buddhist studies and meditation and is a founding director of Dawn Mountain. He has been a student of Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche since 1973 and received teaching authorization from him in 1995. He has also been a student of Ad.zom Paylo Rinpoche since 1999. In addition he studied extensively with a number of prominent Geluk and Dzogchen teachers in India, Nepal and with Theravada teachers, especially Sri Satya Narain Goenka. He received his PhD. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin and an MSW from Boston University. Harvey is the author of Love and Sympathy in Theravada Buddhism, and Buddhist Practice on Western Ground
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