BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Adjunct Faculty
Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA University of Chicago
BA Dartmouth College
Dharma Holder and Sensei, White Plum Zen lineage
From the heart
Students at Naropa are engaged in traditional academic learning, but at the same time
bring great sincerity to the open-hearted process of un-learning. All labels, credentials
and identifications are questioned in the intimacy of not-knowing. It's thrilling
to be on this dual path in community.
Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, 1985
What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Shunryu Suzuki
Describe a moment when you helped a student reach an “ah ha” or transformational moment.
Student: I am the Buddha.
Me: You are. But do you really believe that?
Student: (laughing nervously) No, I don't.