1991 Started practicing with the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO)
1995 Went to Green Gulch Farm / Green Dragon Temple, Muir Beach, California. This is one of San Francisco Zen Center’s three temples.
1997 Received Jukkai from Zoketsu Norman Fischer at Zenshinji, aka Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, another one of San Francisco Zen Center’s three temples.
2000 Received Shukke Tokudo from Zoketsu Norman Fischer at Beginner’s Mind Temple, San Francisco Zen Center’s temple in San Francisco.
2002 Shuso (head monk) for the Fall Practice Period, led by Zenkei Blanche Hartman, at Zenshinji / Tassajara
2009 Received Dharma Transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer at Everyday Zen Temple, Muir Beach, California.
In addition –
Studied massage modalities, 2007 – 2008: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports; Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tui Na. The studies were at The McKinnon Institute of Massage, Oakland, CA and the Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, CA.
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