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).


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

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

BUDDHIST CENTERS

  • Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (Dharma and Arts Symposium)
  • New York Insight Meditation Center (1/2 day retreat)
  • Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley (1/2 day retreat)
  • Insight Meditation Society (teen retreat)
  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center (family retreat)
  • The Interdependence Project (1/2 day retreat)

Full professional resume available on request.