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  • Aug 22

    Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living

    San Diego

  • Aug 29

    Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living

    San Diego

  • Aug 31

    Oasis San Diego

    La Mesa

  • Sep 8

    The Chopra Center - at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa


  • Sep 13

    Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living

    San Diego

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Join me for an all-day retreat called The Heart of Being at the world famous Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California on Saturday, September 8. Details on the calendar page. Space is limited to the first 65 attendees. RESERVE NOW

And join me for Four Weeks of Wisdom in August:

I speak, write, teach, and sing about a wide range of spiritual and philosophical things.

I write a column for Unity Magazine and another column for the San Diego Troubadour. I publish a blog called Thinking Through where all my published writing is gathered. I serve as executive editor and writer on, a news and commentary website. I lead guided meditations online on the Insight Timer Meditation app. And I lecture all over town in a wide variety of venues. All of my work is about one thing: shaping the insights of the world's wisdom traditions into tools we can use to enrich our lives. And all that when that when I'm not at Southwestern College in Chula Vista being a philosophy and humanities professor and department chair. 

I also sing, play guitar, write songs, make albums, and perform regularly throughout the San Diego area.

 I've been playing music and writing songs my whole life. My first solo album was called Frame, released in 2002. It earned a Best Americana Album nomination at the San Diego Music Awards. Then I had a band called The Coyote Problem from 2002-2010. We won the Best Americana Album prize for both of our albums, Wire in 2005 and California in 2007 at the San Diego Music Awards. Quit while you're ahead, right? I fired myself from my own band so I could focus on all of my other projects, including my solo work. The result? My album Two Pines, available now.Two Pines Album Cover

I am also a session musician playing a wide variety of instruments on other people's albums, things like acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel guitar, Dobro, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica.

But these daydobros I spend most of my off-campus time speaking and leading workshops at a wide variety of venues, (The Chopra Center, The San Diego Vedanta Monastery, San Diego Oasis, The Osher Life Long Learning Institute, Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, and many more) about all of the things I've learned through the years about the world's wisdom traditions. If you'd like to come experience one of my many multimedia lecture presentations or long-form classes about the life-changing transformational wisdom of world mythology, comparative religion, and practical philosophy, visit the Calendar page for a complete schedule of upcoming events.

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