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Bobbie Perkins is the Administrative Assistant for Brother ChiSing and the manager of the Dallas Meditation Center. She is the founder of DMC's Interbeing Sangha and is an asipirant of Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing.

She is a teacher and life coach. Her primary aim is to provide information, guidance and support that enhances life experience and promotes the expansion of consciousness. She aspires to be a loving presence in the world, embodying and demonstrating peace and compassion.
Cornell Kinderknecht is a professional musician and a software engineer. He serves Awakening Heart in the area of technology and communication as well as coordinating musicians for Awakening Heart events. Cornell's first career is as a software engineer and he has worked in the high tech industry for many years, developing Internet applications and specializing in security and privacy. He also provides web site development.

Cornell's love and calling in life is providing service as a musician. He gave his first public performance at age ten and by age fourteen he was spent weekends playing in bands and working as a church musician. He received a degree in woodwind performance from Kansas State University. Eventually his path led to folk instruments from various cultures around the world. Cornell now performs extensively on World Flutes from the Americas, Europe, India, the Middle East, and the Far East.. He maintains a very busy performance schedule and his work can be heard on several recordings of his own as well as in collaboration with other musicians. He has a studio of world flutes students in Dallas and is a regular performer and instructor at music workshops around the USA. Cornell is an Indian Summer Music Awards winner, has twice been a finalist for "Musician of the Year" at the Texas Music Awards, is a Top 5 Winner for Instrumental Song in the Great American Song Contest, is a Native American Music Awards finalist, and is an Independent Music Awards nominee. Visit Cornell's music website at www.cornellk.com

Cornell serves on the Board of Directors of Earth Rhythms, an organization that produces music events in North Texas, including the annual Winter SolstiCelebration. He is a regular guest musician at Sunday services at various churches around Dallas and sits with Awakening Heart. His Dharma name given by Thich Nhat Hanh is "Virtuous Star of the Heart."