I am a meditation/mindfulness teacher and Buddhist minister with a certificate in Japanese Psychology. I am a dharma holder (Zen master) in Rinzai Zen, a certified Path to Freedom facilitator, and have authored two books on Buddhism and meditation: "Wisdom, Compassion, Serenity: First Steps on the Buddhist Path," and "Loving Heart, Peaceful Mind," a workbook for developing the four Brahma-Viharas using traditional meditation techniques along with self-exploration methods adapted from Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy and Japanese psychotherapy. I have led meetings of a Central Florida Buddhist community for 10 years, and speak regularly at Buddhist meetings, Unitarian Churches and other venues.
Teach Moving For Better Balance, a tai chi program modified to help reduce risk of falls in older adults. Currently teaching two ongoing sessions for members at two of our association YMCA facilities, but also supervise instructors association-wide and train new MFBB faculty in our region.
Performs services and gives dharma talks at this Vietnamese monastery while it's abbot is spending two years in Japan. Also officiate meditation retreats and other events.
Primary dharma teacher for this nonsectarian Buddhist organization.
Received a certificate in Methods of Japanese Psychology, which is not specifically Buddhist, but derived from Zen- and Pure Land-based practices designed to help students enhance their lives.
This certification is required of YMCA faculty who train other trainers and teachers. It covers meeting facilitation and individual coaching that is designed to help the master trainer guide others to become better teachers and trainers.
Certified to teach Moving for Better Balance, an exercise program drawn from Yang style tai chi movements, adapted to help older adults be less at risk of injuries from falls.
This is a Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence (MBEI) program that was developed by the Prison Mindfulness Institute for inmates and at-risk youth. However, the content is similar in many ways to Google's "Search Inside Yourself" program, an MBEI program that is very popular among Google employees and which has been featured in a book by the same name.
Certified to teach to the Intermediate level in traditional Yang style tai chi.