When I got on this journey, I couldn’t focus due to intense ADHD, was constantly slipping in and out of apathy & depression, had little-to-no somatic or emotional awareness, and, as icing on the cake, my entire life was guided by a sense of shame and worthlessness.
After all these years of meditation, counseling and being a self-growth junkie, I’ve significantly improved my quality of life not by completely getting rid of those things, but by learning how experience them with great mindfulness, curiosity and love. I can honestly say that I’m happy.
In turn, I’m now a meditation teacher and mindfulness coach, and am passionate about helping others live more fully.
I’ve spent over two years on silent Vipassana meditation retreat, primarily as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar with my core teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya. I’ve also lived at the Upaya Zen Center, studied Yoga across India, and have spent 4 years abroad spanning roughly 25 countries.
I also have a B.A. in Psychology, am a certified counselor through the Interchange Counseling Institute, and am currently enrolled in the Hakomi Institute’s two year Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy training program. Here’s some links that tell more of the story:
— Full Training & Retreat CV
— My Major Influences (and a Reading List)
— My Life Philosophy in One Sentence
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