What OAK Needs, 2020

Co-Authored With Jōshin (Founder and Head Teacher of OAK) Seven years ago, some people started meditating in an apartment in Vermont. Shinzen Young went by one day, and he very sweetly said that the place…

A Book on Dying Well

Content Warning: discusses aging, dying, and grief. Also contains spoilers of Jenkinson’s Die Wise. In late March of this year, I read 90% of a 416-page book in one sitting, overnight, from about 9 PM…

On Integrity

I take integrity very seriously. This is partly as a practical matter for collaboration, and partly as a spiritual practice.

A New Breed of Scholar Monk

Religious traditions that last for centuries and millennia tend to have dedicated scholars, who study, write, and preserve texts that support their larger purpose and work.