Circe Walsh (Yeshi Namkha Rangdrol)

Circe (she/her, they/them, xi/xir) has been a member of the Rime Center since 2012 and has recently led book discussions about the intersection of LGBTQIA+ issues and the Dharma. She started the Rainbow Body LGBTQIA+ Meditation Group in order to offer safe space for queer folk to encounter the Dharma and to facilitate conversations about bringing queerness onto the Buddhist path. She has received teachings and empowerments in Tibetan Buddhism from several teachers, most notably Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche, Younge Khachab Rinpoche, Lama Lena Yeshe Kaytup, and Lama Rod Owens.

Circe has developed neurofeedback imaging software for KU’s Counseling Laboratory for the Exploration of Optimal States, and collaborated with the lab to help gifted high school students learn about fostering their own creativity. Circe’s academic background is in the Visual Arts, and she is currently developing a mixed reality circus project with a Lawrence-based circus troupe. She works at Douglas County’s Community Mental Health Center as a case manager in Child & Family Services.