I am a secular meditation teacher for modern lay practitioners. I have a passion for helping others develop pragmatic skills that empower them to live at their fullest.
I started a dedicated practice as a way to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve depression and chronic fatigue, and to attempt to change my mindsets and attitudes that were causing problems in my life. I picked up the first book I found on meditation, “The Mind Illuminated”. I was enamored with the untapped potential of the mind and intrigued by developing techniques to control or influence the mind and perception.
Through years of dedicated practice and various intensive retreats, I mastered this practice system, and in the process began to experience tangible changes in the way I view myself and the world. I diverted my career path as a medicinal chemist and boldly decided to help others, making my life centered around my passion for meditation practice. My practice has rewarded me with a deeply fulfilling sense of awe and wonder with life, and so much love that it continually baffles and amazes me. I want to share this knowledge with others and facilitate their paths toward a more fulfilling life.
I have worked closely with several teachers from various contemplative traditions. I draw upon extensive practice in Buddhist and secular meditation techniques.
With feedback, open dialogue, and discourse between close friends and trusted teachers including Tucker Peck, Upasaka Upali, Hoaki Sobol, and Suvaco Hansen, I was encouraged to begin teaching meditation in 2021. Since then, I have guided many students in their journey toward greater resilience, self-awareness, and quality of life.
I offer one-on-one meditation consultations for meditators seeking to deepen their contemplative practice, regardless of tradition or practice background. I am a trusted coach, consultant, and guide for practitioners seeking to maximize their innate potential, break free of limited thinking, and embody a more aware and engaged way of being.
I enjoy empowering students to own their practice, highlighting and cultivating positive skillful qualities whenever possible. I can help students build a practice that responds to the demands of householder life. I tailor a practice program to suit the individual needs of the practitioner, drawing from extensive experience in meditation, physical practices, and integration of contemplative practice into daily life.