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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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Year End Things..

Published on Dec 7th, 2017 in Dharma Teaching, News, Reflection

I think being accountable and transparent is an important part of being ethical and devoted to healing.  So much of my life and livelihood is supported by so many in such varieties of ways, that I am certain to not be able to speak to them all here.  After all, causes and conditions are innumerable […]

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Audio of My Last Talk

Published on Sep 12th, 2017 in News

I gave a talk at Gay Buddhist Fellowship of San Francisco.  It was focused on my thesis titled, Healing in Oppression: Thoughts from Buddhist Communities and Teachings.  You can hear it HERE.

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News and Updates

Published on Jul 24th, 2017 in News

I am working on figuring out what is next now that I have graduated, left Zen Center, and managed to take some time to rest, recuperate and recover. I have a wide landscape of choices in front of me, and am trying to make room for myriad things to come forth and awaken me.  I […]

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Transitions

Published on Apr 2nd, 2017 in News, Reflection, School

I have finished my thesis and filed it.  All there is to do now is the graduation ceremonies in May.  This has been a 10 year process, and I am excited, relieved, nervous and trying very hard to not do anything until after the ceremonies. Feel free to contact me if you want to see […]

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