• Fiction

    God Wallah

    Short fiction about the disgruntled and scheming right hand man to a guru published by Vice in 2015. Actually the first chapter of a novel but that’s another story. It almost became a TV dramatic comedy series. And then my writer life was put on pause for six years. Real…

  • Fiction

    Candy With Knives

    Short fiction about old friends and new drugs published in Vice Magazine in 2013. There was another whole section at the beginning that got cut and I miss it like a phantom limb. Maybe it’s better this way. Sometimes we need other people to do the chopping. I have too…

  • Articles

    When the Teacher Passes

    A cover article about how the White Plum sangha dealt with the death of Maizumi Roshi, published in Shambhala Sun (2004). I’m fascinated by what happens when leaders of communities leave, how that void is filled, how lineage is kept intact and transmitted. I spoke with some of Maizumi’s closest…

  • Fiction


    Short fiction. I barely remember writing this story and every time I read it, it’s kind of like…I wrote this? But I know I did. Published in Vice Magazine in 2017. LINK

  • Books

    Art In Action

    I was asked by the Natural History Museum and curator Randy Rosenberg to write and edit 79 essays about artists who work with the environment. The result was Art In Action: Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future. I spent nearly a year working on the text. I am not listed as…

  • Books

    A Stumble Into Bodhgaya

    My essay about Bodhgaya was selected by Philip Zaleski for The Best Spiritual Writing 2012, published by Penguin. From Amazon: Penguin’s yearly offering of outstanding essays and poetry on faith and spirituality. Every year, the acclaimed Best Spiritual Writing series offers readers the opportunity to explore the most intriguing work…

  • Books

    Global Perspectives on Spirituality and Education

    I wrote a chapter on Buddhism in Bhutanese schools in this book edited by Jacqueline Watson, Marian de Souza, Ann Trousdale for Routledge (2014). From their website: In recent decades, and around the world, much attention has been given to the role of spirituality in the education of children and young people. While…