previous appearances

I’ve been a public speaker since middle school ( for story + detailed CV, please see my track record ).

My work’s been published in over 150 newspapers and periodicals plus a couple of dozen anthologies, including

American Poetry Review, Asian Week, Brick, Chicken Soup for the American Soul,  Christian Science Monitor, Exiled in the Word, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Inquiring Mind, In These Times, Kyoto Journal, Language for a New Century, Mānoa, The Nation, The New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, Shambhala Sun, Technicians of the Sacred, Tricycle, Veterans of War Veterans of Peace, Yoga Journal, and Zyzzyva.

… I’ve appeared on TV/radio programs hosted by

Jim Bohannon, John Dvorak, Connie Martinson, Tom Mischke, Ronn Owens, Jordan Rich, John Rothmann, Henry Tenenbaum, Sam Van Zandt, Brent Walters, Voice of America

… and online including,

American Reporter, The Atlantic, Buddhist Channel, CTheory, Dow Theory Letters, Evergreen Review,, Patheos, and Rain Taxi

I’ve spoken at

Centre for Ethics at Newington; Health & Harmony Fair; New Living Expo; San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; World Affairs Council Asilo­mar Retreat; Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice; St John’s College; University of  British Columbia; and University of the West

and offered workshops at

826 Valencia, Asian Art Museum, Green Gulch Zen Center, Nalanda West, Stanford Continuing Studies

Currently, I’m speaking about mindfulness, as well as offering the thing itself (guided meditations). Some recent venues include

SalesForce, SoCap, Sustainatopia, and UC Berkeley Hass School of Business.