I’ve been practicing Buddhism since 2003. I practiced on my own for a long time. Starting out in the Tibetan Rime tradition I learned from diverse teachers of various lineages. I then practiced as a Novice Monk in the Korean Zen tradition of Seung Sahn.

I now study and practice as a Priest/Teacher of Chan Buddhism (Linji Lineage of HsuYun). I also teach regularly at The Open Heart Project and I’m a co-owner of the website The Tattooed Buddha

To me this path is about being real, about putting down all the baggage you’re carrying and facing the yourself as you really are. It’s about being truly honest with ourselves about who we are and about the world around us. It’s about being fully open and genuine. My goal is to meet people where they are and give them a little guidance and inspiration.

When I joined the Dharma Winds Sangha as a Zen priest I was given the Buddhist name “QianMing” QianMing means Supreme Clarity.

I want to share my practice with simplicity and humility.

I’m trying to offer many of the services people get at temples here, online.

If you’re interested in:

  • Meditation instruction
  • Learning more about Buddhism
  • Taking Precepts (becoming a Buddhist)
  • Having a teacher
  • Spiritual guidance
  • or if you just have questions

Please Contact Me. I know teachers are hard to find and many people get a lot out of developing a relationship with a teacher.




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