Brad Howell

Brad has been practicing meditation since 1988. He was first introduced to practice through Ram Dass. He has since been practicing in the Tibetan Buddhism tradition and has had the great fortune of meeting the late Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche and has been studying with Lama Willa since 2008. He has also received teachings from Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Lama Liz Monson, Thich Nhat Hanh, and others.

Brad’s career has been in the human services field and for the past 13 years, Brad has been CEO of an organization that supports people with a wide range of disabilities to be active members of their community. He has also served as a hospice volunteer and is very active in a variety of nonprofit leadership roles. He is a member of the North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in North Andover, MA. Brad has two sons and enjoys biking, golfing, and being connected to community.


Brad has been a Mitra in the Margha program since 2015 and serves on the NDF Ethics Committee. In 2004, Brad and his wife Laura co-founded the Great Pond Sangha in North Andover, MA.

Brad completed the Margha program and found it to bring together a number of core practices in a clear and powerful way. He credits the Margha program for helping deepen his understanding of the Dharma. This connection to the Margha program inspired Brad to become a Mitra where he can help introduce these same practices to others while continuing to develop his own understanding.