Past Events

Tuesday, December 4th 2018

The Livegan Podcast:  I was a guest on the Livegan podcast with co-hosts Kevin Lahey and Ben Le Roi.  We discussed karma, interdependence, and the connection between Buddhism and veganism.  You can listen to a recording of the show here.

Sunday, November 18th 2018

Live Dharma Sunday:  I joined Rev. Koyo Kubose on the Live Dharma Sunday podcast, and gave a Dharma glimpse, which explained why we must have a strong personal practice in order to fulfill the Bodhisattva vow to save all beings from suffering.  You can listen to a recording of the talk here.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Commemoration of the Martyrs:  The Interreligious Task Force on Central America hosted a banquet to honor the 38th anniversary of 4 women who were murdered while doing human rights work in El Salvador.  I partnered with other faith leaders to do the prayer service for the event.

Saturday, September 1st 2018

The Official Animal Rights March | Columbus, OH:  The march started in 2016 in London with 2,500 participants. And it grew to 5,000 participants by 2017. I participated in the Columbus, OH portion of the march, and delivered a Dharma talk afterwards.

Saturday, July 28th 2018

National Day of Meditation: partnered with The Tattooed Buddha to live stream an outdoor meditation session as part of the National Day of Meditation.  6 other groups from as far away as Kansas City and New Orleans participated as we strove to bring more peace and calm abiding into the world.  Recordings of the event are available here.

Saturday, June 26th 2018

Interfaith Prayer Vigil: I partnered with faith leaders from the Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish traditions in order to stand in solidarity with workers who had been captured and detained during ICE raids.  

Sunday, June 3rd 2018

Cleveland Animal Rights Conference: I met with an amazing group of animal rights activists and gave a Dharma talk entitled "I Promise I Won't Burn Out".  We discussed the roles of Faith, Compassion, and Gratitude in activism, and how they can protect us from burn out.

Sunday, April 29th 2018

Live Dharma Sunday:  I joined Rev. Koyo Kubose on the Live Dharma Sunday podcast, and gave a Dharma glimpse, which explained Buddha Nature and the role of basic goodness in Buddhist practice.  You can listen to a recording of the talk by clicking here.

Sunday, April 15th 2018

Heartfulness Meditation Center- Cleveland:  I gave a Dharma talk entitled, "Live From the Heart- Buddhist Teachings for Difficult Times" where I explained how the three Buddhist perfections of Wisdom, Generosity, and Loving-Kindness help us to remain calm and centered during times of struggle.

Saturday, January 13th 2018

The Tattooed Buddha Podcast:  I had the opportunity to join Buddhist teacher Gerald Stribling. author of Buddhism for Dudes, on the Tattooed Buddha Podcast.  Both Gerald and I are former Marines, and we discussed our prior military experience along with how it affects our Dharma practice.  You can listen to the full podcast by clicking here.

Monday, October 23rd 2017

Cleveland Animal Right Alliance:  I discussed the intersections between Buddhist ethics and animal rights.  Specifically, I talked about my time living and working on organic farms in Indiana and New York, and how those experiences along with my Buddhist practice led me to adopt a vegan lifestyle.

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

Heartfulness Meditation Center- Cleveland:  I represented the Buddhist perspective on an interfaith panel, which tried to answer the question, "How can we achieve community harmony?"  It was a beautiful and rigorous discussion which included voices from the Buddhist, Catholic, Jesuit, and Heartfulness traditions.

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