About

me111I’m a meditation instructor and dharma teacher in Kansas City. I regularly give teachings through the Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world.
I teach people how to find a more awakened way to engage their lives through the Bodhisattva path of wisdom and compassion.
I was trained and certified as a meditation teacher at the Rime Center Buddhist Community. I also ran the Dharma School program there for four years, teaching Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice to school age children. At the Rime Center I attended numerous retreats with visiting teachers from various lineages.
I received additional training in the Zen tradition, both as a Monk in the Korean Zen tradition with the Five Mountain Zen Order and as a lay teacher in the Caodong Chan tradition with the International Chan Buddhist Institute. I left both of those organizations behind and I now write and teach independently.
I’ve taken the vows of a lay zen teacher and the bodhisattva vows.
My work is dedicated to both sharing my own story and presenting a variety of Buddhist teachings in a way that shows how they are applicable to real life. I believe in depth without dogma, that we don’t have to adhere to rigid and traditional systems in order to get great benefit for ourselves and others from these teachings.
My writing has appeared in Lion’s Roar, Elephant Journal, The Tattooed Buddha, and other places.
Find out more about me on my website and connect with me on Facebook