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Journalist & Teacher

Journalist & Lecturer on Philosophy, Culture, Politics, History.

Freelancer Available For Hire.

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Is ChatGPT A Sentient Being?

July 2023

A playful poetry experiment prompts a Buddhist thinker to consider the implications of AI’s growing presence.

The Body In Buddhadharma: Three Perspectives

March 2020

From the outside, Buddhist meditation can seem like it is all about the mind, overlooking the body, which remains seated and still. Those looking for body-centered practices are more likely to look to the t’ai chi or hatha yoga traditions. But Buddhism does place the body at the center of its methods for meditative cultivation.

Two Years After The Coup

Feb 2023

What can be done to address the ongoing crisis and suffering in Myanmar?

A White Rose For Myanmar

Dec 2019

Buddhists in Myanmar are pushing back against the country’s nationalist monastics and trying to shift public opinion on the Rohingya crisis.

The Buddhist Roots of Hathayoga

Fall 2019 Tricycle

Purists discourage mixing traditions, but research reveals that the origins of one of today’s most popular Indian practices aren’t so clear-cut.

Yin Mountain

June 2023

A newly translated collection of poems brings to light the work of three remarkable Chinese women from the Tang dynasty.

Wilderness Birthed The Mind

April 21 2019

As the Earth radically changes, what happens to the wisdom that it has to offer us?

Why the Buddha Would Advocate for Universal Basic Income

OCT 25, 2017

You're probably not asking what the Buddha would have thought about UBI, but maybe you should be.

Putting to Rest the Myth of the Heroic Self

JUL 25, 2017

This is a reflection I wrote about my friend Michael Stone, Jewish Buddhist teacher, after his tragic death.

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I teach and write about philosophy, religion, history, socio-cultural issues and sometimes the ways in which they intersect. 

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Journalist and freelance writer

I frequently write on things Buddhist, Jewish, and human. I am the Pacific Correspondent for the Canadian Jewish News and write regularly for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the Jewish Independent, and The Wisdom Daily. I am a professional lecturer and storyteller in Jewish culture, Eastern philosophy, and other eccentric interests of mine. I am available to give talks and lead workshops. I also am a long time meditation instructor.

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