Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive

On February 12, 2018, I was invited to speak at Congregation Adat Reyim’s sabbath of solidarity. The synagogue’s annual celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King’s life brought together people from many cultures and faiths.  The highlight of the evening was a moving rendition of King’s famous “I have a dream” speech given by Rev. Jeffery […]

Discovering Buddhism How to Meditate Class 1

In this first session I gave  a basic introduction to meditation including the definition, purpose and nature of mind. We did meditations on the breath such as watching the breath, counting, and nine-round breathing. This presentation is based on the first of the required readings. I introduced the Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness […]

Justice for Juniors

On December 9, Chaplain J. Siafa Johnson came and introduced us to Justice for Juniors. Chaplain Johnson founded the interfaith program because 50% of teen inmates return to prison in large part due to inadequate community support once they return home. Chaplain Johnson was accompanied by Ms. Mary Marston, a recent American University graduate. The two […]

Tibetan self-immolations: a data visualization

To honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for Tibet, I have created a visualization resource to help us understand who they are and the current situation. It is important to not forget them. Please visit:!/vizhome/Tibetanself-immolations/Dashboard1 My plan is to also include the individuals who took their lives for Tibet by other […]