CCT© Teacher Directory
Tony Pham (Butterfly)
Tony Pham (Butterfly) (he/they) is a facilitator and healer that occupies the intersection of queer and BIPOC identities. He is a 2nd generation Vietnamese American whose parents came to the United States as refugees from war. Tony goes by Butterfly in sacred spaces where they steward practices rooted in compassion, indigeneity, and sacred lineages. They are an alumnus of the East Bay Meditation Center’s PiTA8 trauma informed mindfulness program for social justice activists. He is a formal student of Arinna Weisman (Theravada/Vipassana) and Lama Rod Owens (Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism). Tony previously received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Vietnam; he has also completed death doula and non-violent communication training. Butterfly is honored to serve as treasurer on the board of directors of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.