1st Set & 2nd Set &
Pai Da Gong Certified
I was in the first class of teachers trained in Dayan Qigong by Master Hui Liu in the lineage of Grandmaster Yang Meijun, and I am certified to teach both the first and second set. I have practiced Zen meditation for 40 years and received lay entrustmenfrom Sojun Mel Weitsman, abbot of Berkeley and San Francisco Zen Centers.
I also have 30 years experience as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, and behavioral medicine specialist. I was Chief Psychologist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; a Fulbright Professor at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India; and director of the doctoral training program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
I introduced qigong practice to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, where I developed numerous neuropsychological services as well as a mindfulness-based chronic pain management program and innovative approaches to brief psychotherapy. I am the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and the book Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy. My latest book, Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching.w
Whenever I can, I spend several months a year hiking in the Sierras and trekking high in the Himalayas of India and Nepal.