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These days most of my writing is over at Bodhisattva Road but you can also check out my Blog here. Most of my teaching is over at Daily Dharma Gathering but if you’re interested in one-on-one instruction or you want me to come to your event, send me a message.

 I’m a meditation instructor and dharma teacher in Kansas City.

I teach people how to find a more awakened way to engage their lives through the Bodhisattva path of wisdom and compassion.

I give dharma talks weekly at  The Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world. I also have a regular column at Patheos called Bodhisattva Road.

I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of Kansas and I manage paperwork for a living.

I was trained and certified as a meditation teacher at the Rime Center Buddhist Community. I also ran the Dharma School program there for four years, teaching Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice to school age children.

I received additional training in the Zen tradition, both as a Monk in the Korean Zen tradition with the Five Mountain Zen Order and as a lay teacher in the Caodong Chan tradition with the International Chan Buddhist Institute. I left both of those organizations behind and I now write and teach independently.

I’ve taken the vows of a lay zen teacher and the bodhisattva vows.

My work is dedicated to both sharing my own story and presenting a variety of Buddhist teachings in a way that shows how they are applicable to real life. I believe in depth without dogma, that we don’t have to adhere to rigid and traditional systems in order to get great benefit for ourselves and others from these teachings.

My writing has been published in Lion’s Roar, Patheos, The Tattooed Buddha, Elephant Journal, and other places.

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