Current Activities and Projects
Resident monk. Sitagu Buddha Vihara, Austin, TX. Available on site for meditation instruction, offering of lay Precepts, counseling and Dhammic discussions. I also maintain the Web site, serve as librarian, guide tours and sweep. Come visit and participate in the activities and programs of the Vihara, or view the pagoda.
Teaching. I teach primarily from the discourses of the Buddha and have a strong background in the Zen and Theravada traditions, and a particular interest in encouraging practice among Western Buddhists, inspiring some to take up monastic practice especially among Westerners and teaching Buddhism to children. I currently lead a discussion group in town called Austin Buddhadharma.
Writing. I publish primarily at the site Through the Looking Glass in Buddhism, including a weekly blog post, and am currently (February, 2013) writing three books, currently available in draft form. I am always eager for feedback and editorial assistance with my writings.