Mike Hallatt is the owner of Pirate Joe's in Vancouver, Canada. He completed Casa Panorama in Baja California in 2010. In 2009, his interest in health care issues led him to make a documentary film. In another life he co-founded Benny's Bagels.
He is Dad/Dada to Josie, 11 and Hazel, 3.
The Buddhahouse is located in Emeryville California at 1280 61st Street (borders Berkeley and Oakland). Construction began in 2001 and completed in 2004.