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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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A Talk on Embodiment and Appropriate Response

Published on Sep 17th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Media

Go HERE for the audio of a talk I gave at the Tuesday Satsang Group in the East Bay lead by Sean Feit Oakes.

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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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Loving Kindness Meditation

Published on Jan 20th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Reflection

Loving Kindness Meditation   This is what should be accomplished by the one who is wise, Who seeks the good, and has obtained peace.   Let one be strenuous, upright, and sincere, Without pride, easily contented, and joyous. Let one not be submerged by the things of the world. Let one not take upon oneself […]

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Kindness

Published on Jan 3rd, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Story

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. How […]

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Events

On June 29 @ 5:30 pm

SF LGBT Sangha

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Thoughts

Ceremonies

Marking Important life moments in a sacred and personal way.

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