In 1986 I started doctoral coursework in East-West Psychology with an emphasis on Buddhist Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. Since my first quarter of school in I have had the great privilege of extensively studying meditation with Dr. Rina Sircar, a Buddhist nun from Myanmar. I have also closely studied Siddha meditation with Gurumayi Chivilasanda and indigenous practices of well-being with Dr. Angeles Arrien. In addition, I have practiced t'ai chi ch'uan and qi gung for over 20 years.
I have taught courses on Buddhist Psychology, Buddhist Meditation, Myth and Ritual, and Dreamwork at either the undergraduate or graduate school level since 1997 and have been teaching meditation and qi gung privately or in educational settings for over 15 years. I have also worked as a mental health practitioner in the field of HIV/AIDS, conducted a private counselling practice, and worked in a hospice program as a spiritual care counsellor. In addition to more conventional methods of counselling, I also employ mindfulness based techniques and dreamwork.
All of us being content and having peace of mind.
Life is good.
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