Woinishet Snyder (1961-) is a member of the Board of Directors for Vipassana Foundation.
She earned a full scholarship to a university / medical school in the former Soviet Union. From there she immigrated to the U.S., first in Washington, DC and then later in Portland, Oregon. She has also lived in Denver, San Diego, Santa Monica, and Las Vegas.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the natural sciences from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
She invested in real estate, purchasing apartment buildings in Portland, Oregon and then later also in the other cities mentioned above with her husband, Dr. David N. Snyder. The income gained from their business was utilized in the spreading of the Dhamma dhammawiki with the opening and operation of Buddhist centers and the publication and distribution of Dhamma dhammawiki books.
at Maha Bodhi Temple, India with husband and children in year 2006
At Maha Bodhi Las Vegas, which she co-founded
Maha Bodhi Las Vegas
Woini and her husband had a 37 foot high (11.3m) Maha Bodhi Temple replica built on the grounds of their home where they run Dhamma programs. Several Buddhist monks and nuns have led programs at Maha Bodhi Las Vegas, including Ajahn Brahm dhammawiki in 2012.