Dawn Mountain came into being on June 27, 1996 under the directorship of Anne Klein and Harvey Aronson.
Anne Klein, PhD, is 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 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 and has also studied extensively with a number of prominent Geluk and Dzogchen teachers in India, Nepal and the U.S. He has also studied extensively 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.
Harvey is married to Anne Klein and they have been traveling the path together since 1970.