John started practicing meditation and related disciplines in 1980. John has about 15,000 plus hours in practice, and continues to practice daily.
John’s life’s work is supporting people in their growth and transformation. As the Executive Director of COTS (Committee on the Shelterless, in the Bay Area) for over 20 years, John helped thousands of people in not only finding homes, but also in developing the foundation to live full, rich, and loving lives. As Chaplain at Hopewest Hospice, John assisted people in their graceful and loving transition beyond their physical form. John continues to volunteer with hospice, and to support individuals and groups in their growth as a life coach and meditation teacher in western Colorado through coaching, consulting and classes.
John’s teaching style can be characterized as informal and nondogmatic. He draws on eastern and western wisdom, and takes into account each student’s development and needs. Ultimately, John seeks to support people’s entelechy – blossoming into their full and glorious development. Just as a caterpillar can become a butterfly and an acorn can become an oak tree, each person has the potential to become a unique and full expression of the Divine in human form. John’s gift lies in midwifing this expression in others.
John received his BA from Cornell University, and JD from NYU School of Law. He is married and has two grown children.