My name is Khepera (Keh-Per-Rah) Lyons-Clark and I am so so so excited to meet all of you! I am 16 years old and from Oakland, CA. I will be entering my junior year in the fall at Bentley Upper School in Lafayette. When I am not studying or procrastinating homework, I love organizing rallies and participating in protests to fight for the causes I believe in, going to concerts, talking about music, riding my bike in nature, taking photos, meeting new people and spending time with my family and friends!
I am most excited about this program because of the opportunity to escape from the single-minding, self-involved American view of the world that I have fallen victim to because of my limited travel experience. Additionally, my involvement in the Bay Area Nichiren Budhhism community has sparked my interest in the Buddhist practice in Nepal!
I am extremely excited to meet all of you and to share this phenomenal experience with you!