- 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
Therefore, can I suggest that while SEB is fantastic unless it links up with Socially Engaged Catholicism, Socially Engaged Atheism and so on it will never achieve big results.
The results that Gandhi got were not because his ideas were better rather that he managed to unite the whole country and many outside behind him. It is a case of Unite and rule, divide and be conquered.
With this in mind the 'Healing' part of the mandala is quite foreign to any group outside Buddhism as is education from a 'dharma' perspective.
Don't get me wrong, but could it not be rewritten to be inclusive of all faiths and no-faith? I think it's got great potential.
Finally, would you object if I had a play around with it and try and make it more inclusive?
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