" #Jesus , a brown-skinned, Palestinian Jew, called us to preach the good news to the poor, the broken, and all those who are made to feel unaccepted." ~ The Reverend William J. Barber, II
After putting this website into sleep mode in the spring of 2013, I’m now resuscitating Alchemy of Change with a new focus on exploring the Soul. It’s a significant change, so in this post I outline why I’m making it and what to expect there going forward.
I'll essentially be segmenting my writing into two streams: on Alchemy of Change the focus on Soul is more personal and intuitive, while the Vital Edge will continue its focus on technology, organizations and the future of the human experience in an era of machine intelligence.
* Time is money
* You need to work really hard until you retire so you have enough in your retirement account for the remaining years of your life.
* There’s more security in working for a company than in going out on your own.
What are some beliefs that you've held about 'work' and what that looks like in your life?
- Five Directions ConsultingQualitative Research, Anthropologist, Writer, Editor, 2008 - presentIncludes my blog, The Liberated Life Project
- Upaya Zen CenterChaplaincy Program Director, 2008 - 2013
- UCSF Dept of Medical AnthropologyResearch Associate, 1999 - 2002
- Center for Contemplative Mind in SocietyResearch Director, 2002 - 2004
- Parallax PressEditor, 1996 - 1999
- Buddhist Peace FellowshipExecutive Director, 2004 - 2008
- Cultural Anthropologist
- Buddhist Chaplain
- Change agent
My purpose on the planet:
To open hearts and minds through my writing and presence.
How that manifests these days:
I created The Liberated Life Project to offer tools for personal and collective liberation. The LLP supports people to live lives full of awareness, creativity, connection, and joy.
Through my business, Five Directions, I help progressive nonprofit organizations to build more engaged communities.
I contribute to the conversation about socially engaged Buddhism on my blog, The Jizo Chronicles.
- California Institute of Integral StudiesCultural Anthropology, 1993 - 1996
- University of the PacificMusic Therapy, 1981 - 1984
- San Francisco State UniversityIntegrative Marketing, 2007 - 2008
- Upaya Zen Center and InstituteBuddhist Chaplaincy Program, 2010 - 2012
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