I am a Buddhist teacher and author known for my work connecting dharma and recovery. I have published five books. The best known of these is “One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps.” I’ve been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty-five years and a teacher for two decades. I’ve taught in a wide range of contexts, from Buddhist centers, yoga centers, and treatments centers, to schools, universities, professional conferences, and mindfulness researchers.
As a mentor, I encourage each student to find their own voice and style. My own teaching is informed by the yearly retreats I’ve gone on in the last 40 years. These have ranged from 3 months to 3 days. Usually, I go on a 10-day retreat each year. My teaching style is spontaneous, intuitive, and fluid. My favorite teachers, though, are those for whom the practice and teachings of mindfulness and Buddhism are so integral to who they are that they can teach without notes, just speaking from the heart.