Retired after 31 years as a VP in the nuclear power industry with a background in Theology and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Had practiced Chan (Zen) for 37 years prior to meeting the 85th Patriarch of Chan in 2011. This experience was the beginning of a new, deeper, richer expression of his practice. During their initial encounter, Chan Master Wu Jue Miao Tian passed the “heart imprint,” a direct transmission of the teaching “heart to heart,” and assigned him the Chan name of Juemiao Miaoming. He was also assigned the task to establish a non-profit USA based organization, train qualified teachers, open retreat centers and share the teachings in the English speaking world.
Sharing his experiences of the practice at an assembly in Taiwan