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 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.

Monastic Career Paths

When I was in high school and college, I was preparing myself to choose and enter some kind of career path: a progression of roles or jobs that would accomplish my career goals in the…