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I am currently a senior fellow of the Garrison Institute, a Hudson Valley research and retreat center that applies contemplative methods to solving social and environmental challenges. Before that I worked with the Greyston Foundation in Yonkers, New York, a Buddhist-inspired community development organization committed to improving the lives of people living in America's inner cities.
I began practicing Buddhism in 1971 and served for nine years as private secretary to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. More recently I have become certified as a Focusing trainer. I created a workshop called Deep Listening that brings Focusing together with mindfulness-awareness practice, which I’ve presented in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. I often co-teach with Hope Martin, a master Alexander Technique practitioner, as well as a focuser, whose work takes people deeply into body awareness. Hope and I are teaching a five-day Deep Listening workshop at Omega Institute beginning June 27.
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