Patrick is originally from Chicago, now living and working in Oakland. As a a graduate of the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) Commit to Dharma Program, he is committed to increasing access to the dharma to Black people, queer people, and other marginalized communities. Patrick’s teaching approach is wholehearted and authentic, informed by his lived experience. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Training Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He teaches as a member of many Sanghas nationally. Patrick considers the East Bay Meditation Center his spiritual home and has served on the L.Sangha Board, Programming Committee, as well as the leadership teams for both the Alphabet and People of Color Sanghas. Patrick is also a long-standing member of the Alphabet Brothers of Color Deep Refuge Sangha.