I'm thrilled to be working at Emerson College as Director of Religious and Spiritual Life & Campus Chaplain. 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).
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