Victor Bumbalo Author - Playwright - Director - Dharma Teacher
Robert Chesley Foundation
Established in 1993 by Victor Bumbalo in playwright Robert Chesley’s honor, The Robert Chesley Foundation seeks to advance gay and lesbian theatre by honoring writers whose work is making a substantial contribution to our culture.
The Helene Wurlizer Foundation of New Mexico
The Helene Wurlizer Foundation of New Mexico, founded in 1954, is one of the oldest artist residence programs in the United States, and, with the approval of the Robert Chesley Foundation, selects awardees.
International Buddhist Meditation Center, Los Angeles
The International Buddhist Meditation Centerin Los Angeles was founded in 1970 by Ven. Dr. Thich Thien-An, a scholar and Zen Master from Vietnam. He came to the United States as a visiting professor at UCLA, and at the urging of his students, founded the Center to provide a place for them to practice meditation and the Buddhist Path.