Bets Greer has over twenty years professional experience writing and editing public policy documents, technical documents, legislation, and fiction and non-fiction books—including philosophical works. She has worked in government, business, and volunteer-based organizations.
Bets was the registrar at Diamond Mountain University, as well as a board member and committee chair, where she worked to support students’ participation during the terms of study, as well as developed schedules, and wrote and produced catalogs. Bets also taught Buddhist philosophy and meditation, led group retreats, and did many personal retreats, including a three-year solitary meditation retreat.
Bets was the personal assistant to Ven. Thubten Chodron, a popular Buddhist nun and teacher, including managing retreats, scheduling volunteers, and editing books. She has also edited for many private clients, including Geshe Michael Roach, James Connor, David Stumpf, and BuildingGreen.
Bets has studied and practiced Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan language, and meditation since 1995, and completed a three-year meditation retreat in 2014. She joined the Diamond Cutter Classics translation team, led by popular author and teacher Geshe Michael Roach, at its inception in 2017. Her first translation with Geshe Michael—Emptiness Meditations, a book on how to meditate on the lack of a self-nature to things, written by Tibetan author Choney Lama Drakpa Shedrup—was published in 2022. She’s now working her second translation—Interlude on Emptiness (working title), by Kedrup Je—which will be a multi-volume book. The first volume is scheduled for publication in 2025. Bets is the Managing Editor and Chief Archivist for DCC, and she helps support other translators, including the Pure Gold translation team in Shenzhen, China.
While Bets has worn (and wears!) many hats, her work is primarily singular: serving people who are working to realize their highest dreams.