Understanding and teaching the Dharma and meditation practices have been integral parts of my life for over 25 years.
I have been consistently practicing Buddhist meditation since 1988 in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism and was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. I spent 6 years living in a rigorous Rinzai Zen monastic environment before and during my time as a monk. My training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S and I was given permission to teach in this tradition by Eric Kolvig.
Since 2000, I have been teaching in a variety of settings. These settings have included teaching meditation at prisons, schools and universities, a Wellness Center, a drug rehabilitation center, and for various sitting groups and Sanghas throughout the U.S. I now spend most of my time serving local Sanghas and leading retreats.
In teaching the Dharma, I am interested in maintaining a close tie with this 2,600 year old tradition and conveying it in a way that speaks to our current situation. It is important to see that all aspects of our lives are gateways to following this path of liberation
In addition to leading retreats and supporting Sanghas through various avenues of teaching, I have a keen interest in supporting practitioners deepen their spiritual path with one-‐on-‐one guidance. In these individual interactions we explore how to deepen one’s spiritual life and fully embody this path.