- 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
- 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.
- 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
AVAILABLE NOW: One of the event's teachers, James Baraz, shares a
poignant essay on ecology here: http://ow.ly/SOTed
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Don’t get too hung up on that word enlightenment. It may sound mystical or magical, but I love this description from Buddhist teacher Norman Fischer: “The enlightened person is simply the person who isn’t selfish, who sees things as they really are, loves them, and acts out of that love.”
So that’s what we’re after here – something very simple and yet highly transformative.
The tool mentioned in the video below: http://j.mp/1KevPtE
Remember that the key is not to try to do all of this...
Instead, pick 1 habit that excites you. Try it out. If you like it, implement it until it becomes a habit!
Then, go onto the next one that excites you. Make it work for you. Then go onto the next one, etc.
I will keep updating the list of habits (linked above) -- so each time you go back there, you'll probably find some fresh material to work with!
These are ideas that I have found important after 7 years of operating a business full-time and coaching hundreds of people in building their businesses.
Diligently implement at least some of these ideas, and you will likely find yourself having a more sustainably successful business than most.
Any questions you have, comment below and I will answer if I can, or create video in the future to answer it.
If you missed the overview about the 5 habits, access it here:
Again, here is the link to the tool mentioned in the video below: http://j.mp/1KevPtE
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