I'm inspired to help others cultivate wonder, insight, and resiliency. A large part of how I do this currently is by serving as Director of Religious and Spiritual Life & Campus Chaplain at Emerson College. From 2013-2016 I served as the Buddhist Spiritual Advisor and Mindfulness Program Director at Northeastern University, as well as Staff Chaplain at Franciscan Children's, where I taught mindfulness meditation to adolescent patients on an acute psychiatric unit. I received a master of divinity, focused on Buddhist ministry, from Harvard Divinity School, and a master of education from Lesley University’s Creative Arts in Learning Program. I'm a Board Certified Chaplain and a Community Dharma Leader in the Insight Meditation tradition of Theravada Buddhism, and am committed to increasing mindfulness equity—equal access to mindfulness training across potential barriers based on race or class. Venues at which I have presented on mindfulness equity and Buddhist chaplaincy include Oxford University, Harvard's Medical and Divinity Schools, and the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies. I am the Editor of Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism (McFarland, 2016).


Groups or venues for which I have offered workshops, meditations, papers, posters, or lectures include:

 

UNIVERSITIES

  • Emerson College
  • Episcopal Divinity School (Table-Talk Series)
  • Harvard Divinity School
    • Buddhism, Culture, and Diversity class
    • Arts of Contemplative Care class
    • Buddhist Chaplaincy: Spiritual Foundations in Caregiving Practice class
  • Harvard Extension School (Mindfulness, Meaning, and Resilience class)
  • Harvard Hillel
  • Harvard Medical School (Spirituality and Healing in Medicine class)
  • Hunter College (Religious Belief and Physical Practice class)
  • MIT Buddhist Community
  • Northeastern University (Psychology and Meditation class)
  • Tufts University (Conflict! New Ways of Thinking about Life’s Challenges class)
  • Wheelock College (Visual Communications class)

CONFERENCES / ORGANIZATIONS

  • Arbour Counseling Services
  • Buddhist Ministry and Vocational Discernment Conference, Harvard Divinity School
  • Center for the Study of World Religions
  • College of Engineering Staff Retreat, Northeastern University
  • Coming Together 7: Interfaith Student Conference, Yale University
  • Cultivating Resiliency in Higher Education Chaplaincy, Harvard Divinity School
  • The Conference Board's Council on Executive Coaching
  • Conference for Advancing Evidence-Based Teaching, Northeastern University
  • Conference on Buddhism and Race in America, Harvard Divinity School
  • Conference of Buddhist Chaplains from UK and US, Oxford University
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Franciscan Children's (patients and staff)
  • International Symposium for Contemplative Studies
  • The Jewish Farm School
  • Milton Academy (African American history class)
  • New England Interfaith Student Summit, Northeastern University
  • Ploughshares publishing
  • Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo, Northeastern University
  • Teach-In on Race, Emerson College
  • Youth Climate Action Network

BUDDHIST CENTERS / HOUSES OF WORSHIP

  • Against The Stream Boston (Meditation Facilitator)
  • Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (Dharma and Arts Symposium)
  • Greed Orthodox Cathedral of New England (interfaith panelist)
  • Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley (1/2 day retreat)
  • Insight Meditation Society (teen retreat)
  • The Interdependence Project (1/2 day retreat)
  • Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Meeting House (delivered guest sermons)
  • New York Insight Meditation Center (1/2 day retreat)
  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center (family retreat)

Full professional resume available on request.