These days most of my writing is over at Bodhisattva Road but you can also check out my Blog here. I write a lot, so there’s plenty to look at.
Most of my teaching is over at Daily Dharma Gathering but if you’re interested in personal instruction or 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 weekly dharma teachings online through The Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world.
This all really started because I love writing about Buddhism.
Writing about Buddhism is part of the path for me. As time went on, people started asking me to talk and teach about Buddhism. Talking about the dharma didn’t come naturally to me at first, but it’s part of my path now too. I love sharing what I’ve learned.
I was trained and certified as a meditation teacher at the Rime Center Buddhist Community. I took lay ordination there and also took the Bodhisattva Vows. I also ran the Dharma School program there for four years, teaching Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice to school age children every week(including my two kids). I taught beginner meditation classes there several times and also a class on Mahayana Sutra Studies. I spent time there studying and practicing with over a dozen Buddhist teachers of various lineages and went on dozens of retreats.
I spent time as a novice monk in the Five Mountain Zen Order and I also received personal instruction in the Chinese Zen tradition online through the International Chan Buddhist Institute.
I gave up my monk robes, believing they created a barrier between myself and others.
Now I write and teach independently.
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.