About this site

Welcome to this gateway to meditation and the Buddhist path.   I offer written and audio meditation help, information about the sanghas where I teach, articles about the dharma and recordings of my talks.  You will also find my current teaching schedule, special announcements and samples of my photography.

You’re invited to connect with me and the community by commenting on blog posts.  You can also use the Contact form to ask me confidential questions about your practice.  

I perform weddings, memorials or other rites of passage, all on a donation basis.  See In Person for more details.  Please use the Contact form to let me know how I can help. 

This site is dedicated to the well-being of all.

Teaching schedule

Daylong Retreat Nov. 15 — all 3 Alameda Sangha teachers:
9:00 am to 4:30 pm  on “The Roots of Suffering: Greed, Hatred & Delusion.”   See Announcements for more information. 

Monday Evenings in Oakland  5:15 – 6:30 pm

Unitarian Church, 685 14th St. (at Castro), 3rd Floor Library.  Meditation begins 5:30, discussion 6-6:30, with a brief dharma talk on the first Monday of each month.  This is a welcoming, dana-based group.  We meet every week unless announced here or by email.  To get our emails, sign up in the “Subscribe” box here.  The building door often closes at 5:40 pm.

 Alameda Sangha  Sundays, 7 – 8:30 pm

Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. (at Park Street).   The founding teacher in 2009, I now rotate with two other dharma teachers. See Alameda Sangha website for more details.  I’ll be teaching following dates:
                October 12          Accepting Uncertainty
                October 19          Metta for the Planet
                                                   with guest teacher Walt Opie
                November 9        Freedom Through the Precepts
                December 7        The Heart’s Power and Joy
                December 14      Reflecting on Our Lives

East Bay Meditation Center,  Sundays, 6 – 7:30 pm

EBEM (Disabilities) Group, for everyone living with limits, illness or differences.  See www.eastbaymeditation.org for more information.  I’ll be teaching the following dates:
                November 2
                December 21

All teaching is provided on a dana basis.  Click here for more information about the ancient practice of dana.

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