A Rinzai Zen Buddhist priest, ordained in 1994, by the Venerable Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi, Abbot, Zen Center of Syracuse Hoen-ji (zencenterofsyracuse.org), and trained under the Venerable Eido T. Shimano Roshi, Abbot, Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji (daibosatsu.org/dbzindex.html).
Past president of the Board of Trustees of the Zen Center of Syracuse (ZCS), head monk and master of ritual.
Former Associate Buddhist Chaplain, Syracuse University.
Former Member of Board of Trustees of the Inter-religious Council of Central New York (IRC), and Secretary to IRC’s Executive Committee.
Former meditation chaplain at Tully Hill Treatment Center, Tully NY.
In 2005 invited to be adjunct Buddhist chaplain for Pastoral Care at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland and meditation instructor at Sheppard Pratt’s Partners In Recovery, Towson, Maryland.