Besides my own writing and teaching, I’ve been involved with various Dharma-related projects, creating curriculum, teaching, and consulting. I am available to work as a consultant on mindfulness and recovery-based projects.
Buddhist Recovery Network – I helped found this organization in 2008. Since 2017, it has held a Buddhist Recovery Summit every other year. The website lists Buddhist Recovery meetings of all sorts. Here’s the mission statement:
“The Buddhist Recovery Network supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths, the organization promotes mindfulness and meditation, and is grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence. It seeks to serve an international audience through teaching, training, treatment, research, publication, advocacy and community-building initiatives.”
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program – I am a mentor in this program led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. The two-year course is sponsored by Sounds True and trains people to teach mindfulness meditation in a wide variety of settings. Students from fifty different countries have taken the course. Learn more.
Mindful Schools – an organization that brings mindfulness teachings into elementary schools. I have taught at several schools in the Bay Area and developed curriculum for the course, as well as acting as a facilitator in their online teacher training. www.mindfulschools.org
Mindful Eating – I worked with UCSF researchers to develop a mindfulness-based eating program to help people lose weight and maintain weight loss by changing their relationship to food and eating.
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention – I consulted with Dr. Alan Marlatt and the researchers at the University of Washington’s Addictive Behaviors Research Center until his passing in 2011.