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Buddha’s Map: His Original Teachings on Awakening, Ease, and Insight in the Heart of Meditation is a book about the Buddha’s elegant and powerful meditation practice. It is available through Blue Dolphin Publishing. You can read extended excerpts of it on-line here.

Beginning the Journey: Initial Meditation Instructions Using the Buddha’s Map offers the beginning instructions described by the Buddha and elaborated in Buddha’s Map . It is available through Blue Dolphin Publishing.

Kindness & Wisdom Practice: A Quick Guide to Metta-Panna Meditation gives an overview of the practice elaborated in Buddha’s Map . It is available through Blue Dolphin Publishing.

God(s) and Consciousness is about the development of consciousness and the ways it effects our views of what life is ultimately about. You can also read the manuscript on line starting with the Introduction.

Circling Home is a collection of about a third of the talks I gave between 2000 and 2010. They cover various topics related to living spiritually in todays world.



Easing Awake Sangha is a non-profit, 501(c)3, religion organization set up by me and my students "to deepen kindness and wisdom through cultivating and practicing the Buddha’s teachings on meditation, compassionate service, and increasing well-being." We offer classes, retreats, mentoring, and other opportunities for learning and practicing. We can also accept tax-exempt donations.

Mountain Stream is the home of John Travis, one of my long time teachers.

Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center is the home of Bhante Vimalaramsi who taught me how to work with the jhanas. This practice is described in Buddha’s Map: Awakening Serenity and Insight in the Heart of Meditation .

Sacramento Insight Meditation is the local Buddhist sangha that I attend regularly (now that I’ve retired from the ministry).



Glossary of Pali (the language of the Buddhist Sutta) and English translations of Pali words that may be confusing.


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Financial support can be offered as tax-exempt contribution through Easing Awake Sangha.


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