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New 2 part class

Published on Aug 3rd, 2020 in Dharma Teaching, News

I will again be offering (with Carol Cano) the class “Practicing with Sexual Energy” via EBMC. We will of course be online, and dealing with the effects of the Shelter in Place, and COVID pandemic on our ideas. October 3rd and October 24 from 9AM to 12PM. Details on the events page.

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Updates

Published on Jan 6th, 2020 in News, Reflection, Stump The Monk

I have updated my scheduled events… At least the ones I know about now. I am making a commitment to keep this updated in the new year in a better way. I am also going to try and update this website in general. I am creating a list of “wishes” and then I can hopefully […]

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My latest talk at Gay Buddhist Fellowship

Published on Dec 24th, 2019 in News

You can find my latest talk at the Gay Buddhist Fellowship in San Francisco on 12/08/19 HERE. I speak on The Enlightenment of the Buddha and what that has to say about our practice.

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Episode Two of Stump The Monk

Published on Dec 9th, 2019 in Media, News, Stump The Monk

I have mentioned before that I have started shooting a monthly video podcast called Stump The Monk. The second episode is now available HERE. We have it structured so that there is a short version that is available 7 days early for folks who subscriber at $5 per month and then totally open to the […]

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Stump The Monk

Published on Oct 7th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Media, News

I have been hard at work on a new project with my friend Fred Gebhardt called Stump The Monk. This will be a video podcast released monthly via Patreon. I am excited, nervous, and hopeful that this will turn into both useful and interesting take on spirituality, living and meeting our lives while being who […]

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Offerings

Published on Aug 28th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, News, Reflection

I just returned from a week long visit with All Beings Zen Sangha in Washington DC. Last month I was with the Austin Zen Center for a week as well. Yesterday, as I was preparing to leave DC, I started to reflect a bit on “offerings”. Of course, we often think financial support when we […]

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A Moral Revival

Published on Apr 9th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, News, Reflection

As a queer guy who recalls the days when the idea of “morality” was used by the religious right against queer folks starting with Jerry Falwell’s “Moral Majority”. This ownership of the ideas of morality by the religious right continues to this day. At least it use to be so. Thanks to Dr. William Barber […]

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Looking For Work

Published on Dec 5th, 2018 in News

For those of you who don’t know, I have been trying to support myself as a Dharma Teacher for a few years now.  This is likely not going to grow into something that will support me fully.  So with that in mind I am trying to find work that will be in accord with my […]

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Fundraising

Published on Oct 24th, 2018 in News

Hello Friends, I am fundraising to cover my costs for my trip to teach with Lama Rod Owens at Brooklyn Zen Center at the beginning of November (See link here) as well as to get to Belfast Northern Ireland in December.  If you can donate that would be great.  You can either use my donation […]

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This One Time at Radical Dharma Camp

Published on Jun 2nd, 2018 in Dharma Teaching, News, Reflection

I have been speaking and teaching for years about the practice of Radical Dharma.  Not simply as a book, but as a guide to practice and life that brings forth the truth of oppression, power, privilege, and unconscious bias. It also offers a way to liberation and love that in my experience is deep, wide […]

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