Besides my own writing and teaching, I’ve been involved with various Dharma-related projects, creating curriculum, teaching, and consultingx. I am available to work as a consultant on mindfulness and recovery-based projects.

Buddhist Recovery Network – I helped found this organization in 2008. Here’s the mission statement:

“The Buddhist Recovery Network supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths, the organization promotes mindfulness and meditation, and is grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence. It seeks to serve an international audience through teaching, training, treatment, research, publication, advocacy and community-building initiatives.”

Mindful Schools – an organization that brings mindfulness teachings into elementary schools. I have taught at several schools in the Bay Area and developed curriculum for the course.

Virtual Mindfulness Coach – I’ve created a mindfulness curriculum for this project. Eva Hudlicka, a computer scientist from Blacksburg, VA and Buddhist practitioner is doing research into the effectiveness of having a computerized meditation teacher, including interaction with a virtual coach. The idea is to create a consistent way of teaching mindfulness which would help mindfulness researchers get more reliable data. Psychometrix Associates

Mindful Eating – I work with UCSF researchers to develop a mindfulness-based eating program to help people lose weight and maintain weight loss by changing their relationship to food and eating.

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention – I have consulted with researchers at the University of Washington’s Addictive Behaviors Research Center.