2011

Received Enlightened Wisdom of
PRAJNAPARAMITA EMPOWERMENT
from  Kadam Morten
on Saturday May 14 at
The New New York Church
114  East 35 th Street
New York, New York



Attended   April 22 - 24
 US Kadampa Spring Festival 
received the blessing empowerment 
of  Medicine Buddha
with commentary and teachings from 
 NKT Deputy Spiritual Director 
 Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
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day before event went shopping 
with Miri and Pam 
for candles and jelly beans 
at The Dollar Store
across the street  from 
the Mombassa Fire Company









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CONTINUED AT HOME WITH URBAN EXTENSIVE GREAT CLOSE RETREAT OF VAJRAYOGINI
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STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
continued study of  MAHAMUDRA  TANTRA,The Supreme Heart Jewel Nectar  and
MODERN BUDDHISM  The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


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2010


Officiant at Small Private Marriage Ceremony of 
 Karen Childers and Jafar Mahmud
on Saturday December 18, 2010 at 2pm
Franchia Tea House  .  12 Park Avenue .  New York  . New York


Received  Enlightened  Healing,
The Blessing Empowerment with Commentary  of
MEDICINE BUDDHA  with Kadam Morten
CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTRE
New York, New York 
December 4, 2010

Attended Northeast Dharma Celebration
Received Empowerment of 
1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara with Commentary
from Gen Kelsang Jampa
at Kadampa Meditation Center, 
Glen Spey, New York 
October 2,  2010

The  Dragons Way - Wu Ming Meridian Qigong
Master  Nan Lu, instructor Arlette Thebault Weiner
 began September 2, 2010
 The Way of Tao Center
34 West 27th Street, New York, New York 

Web Page Development with Gene Chin
began September 3, 2010 
at Fashion Institute of Technology
 227 West 27th Street, New York, New York


Officiant at Private Custom Marriage Ceremony of 
Agnes Ella Gogala and Charles Blass 
on 6th June 2010 in Conservatory Gardens, Central Park, New York City



US  KADAMPA  SPRING  FESTIVAL
Received Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara
and teachings on
Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully
from Gen - La Kelsang Dekyong
April 23-28, 2010
KMC  Kadampa Meditation Centre,
Glen Spey, New York


Officiant at Custom Buddhist Marriage Ceremony of 
Kelly Blanchard and Francisco Giral Irby 
on 13th March 2010 in Cuernavaca, Mexico


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CONTINUED AT HOME WITH URBAN EXTENSIVE GREAT CLOSE  RETREAT OF VAJRAYOGINI
.......
STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
completed UNDERSTANDING THE MIND by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
began study of  MAHAMUDRA  TANTRA,The Supreme Heart Jewel Nectar  and
MODERN BUDDHISM  The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


2009

   Pure Mind,  Joyful Heart
received Vajrasattava Empowerment
 from Kadam Morten
Saturday December 5, 2009
at  New York New Church, 114 East 35th Street 
between Park and Lexington Avenues. New York

November Teacher Training Program - Teaching  Skills Class

October Mandala Offering Retreat
Chakrasambara Buddhist Center
New York, New York


Attended Northeast Dharma Celebration
Received Blessing Empowerment of 
Buddha Maitreya with Commentary
plus Teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart
from Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
at Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, New York 
October 3, 2009

       Received the blessing empowerments of Buddha  Heruka and 
Buddha Vajrayogini   with a commentary to the practice, 
along with the blessing empowerment of   Dorje Shugden
   with teachings on  Lamrim, the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.
               from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
At the  The Kadamapa International Summer Festival 
held at  Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre  Conishead Priory,
  Ulverston, in the Cumbrian Lake District, England
on  July 24 thru August 8,  2009.

attened post summer festival retreat on the practice of 
the Yoga of Buddha Heruka with KELSANG JIGME
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England 8/9– 8/11/09


Received The Empowerment and Commentary 
to the Practice of Buddha Maitreya
From from the Venerable GESHE KELSANG GYATSO 
NKT International Spring Festival 
at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center, Conishead Priory,  
Ulverston, in the Cumbrian Lake District, England  May 22 – 25, 2009


The Path to Perfect Freedom
Received Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni 
and Teachings on the Four Noble Truths from Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab at the Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, New York on April 25 , 2009

attended  a Treasury of English Sacred Music
Sunday afternoon March 8, 2009
Brick Presbyterian Church, New York

Received Empowerment of  Prajnaparamita 
the Female Buddha of Wisdom 
from Kadam Morten on March 7, 2009
Vajra Light Buddhist Center , White Plains,  New York

Attended VAJRAYOGINI  RETREAT  with  KADAM MORTEN 
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Chelsea, New York, January 2009
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CONTINUED AT HOME WITH URBAN EXTENSIVE GREAT CLOSE  RETREAT OF VAJRAYOGINI
.......
STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
UNDERSTANDING THE MIND by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


2008
EMPOWER YOUR LIFE 
Received Empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani
from  Kadam Morten    12 / 5 / 2008 
at New York New Church, 114 East 35th Street, New York, NY

OPENING THE WISDOM EYE
Attended Post Paris Fall Festival Meditation Retreat
on the practice of Prajnaparamita with Kadam Morten 11/15/08
at Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey New York

THE PATHWAY TO THE PURE LAND
Received EMPOWERMENTof BUDDHA TARA 10/4/2008
and teachings on TRANSFERENCE of CONSCIOUSNESS ( Tara Powa )
from GEN LA KELSANG DEKYONG at Notheast Dharma Celebration
at Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey New York


Received Empowerment of 
Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara 
and Teachings on Universal Compassion
from the Venerable GESHE KELSANG GYATSO,  
NKT International Summer Festival 
at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center Conishead Priory,  
Ulverston, in the Cumbrian Lake District. 7/25 – 8/9/08

Attended Thousand -Armed Avalokiteshvara Retreat with KELSANG JIGME 
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England 8/11– 8/16/08


THE CODE OF THE COMPASSIONATE WARRIOR
Instructions on Becoming a  21st Century Bodhisattva  with KADAM MORTEN  6 / 28 / 06
Refreshed my BODHISATTVA VOWS at Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony 
At Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Chelsea, New York

Received The Blessings of the Wisdom Buddha 6 / 14 / 08 
JE’TSONGKHAPA EMPOWERMENT & COMMENTARY with KADAM MORTEN
At Kadampa Meditation Centre, Glen Spey, New York

Performed custom wedding ceremony on 5/31/08 
for ANN LOPATIN and ROBERT CANTRELL before family and friends
at sunset in a lovely park at the River Cafe beneath 
 the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York

Attended CLARITY OF MIND COUNTRY RETREAT with KADAM MORTEN 
at the Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, New York. 5/10-11/2008

Received  DORJE SHUGDAN EMPOWERMENT 
with COMMENTARY from GEN.LA KELSANG KHYENRAB
at U.S. East Coast Kadampa Spring Festival  4/26-27/2008
KMC Kadampa Meditation Centre, Glen Spey, New York

Refreshed my 8 Mahayana Precepts
with Kadam Morten at Chakrasambara Buddhist Centre, 
New York at Dawn on Sunday 4/13/08

cameo appearance with the Allen Won Quintet at Jazz Composers Series 
at KB Gallery 875 W. 181 Street at Riverside, NY    3/6/08

Embodying a Vision of Transformation 
received The Empowerment of White Tara from Kadam Morten
at the Community Church of New York    40 E. 35th St. between Park & Madison  2/2/08

recorded CD / MAGNIFICENT GIFTS, Selected Poems with music of Rave Tesar

Attended VAJRAYOGINI  RETREAT  with  KADAM MORTEN 
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Chelsea, New York, January 2008
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CONTINUED WITH URBAN EXTENSIVE GREAT CLOSE  RETREAT OF VAJRAYOGINI
.......
STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
UNDERSTANDING THE MIND by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

2007 
Received from VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO 
the second part of the transmission, teachings on Tantric Mahamudra 
 from the Ganden Oral Lineage  at  2007  NKT  Summer Festival,  
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center Conishead Priory,  
Ulverston, in the Cumbrian Lake District. 7/20 – 8/4/07
Attended PRACTICE OF TANTRIC MAHAMUDRA RETREAT with KELSANG JIGME 
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England 8/6 – 8/14/07
Lectured On Northern Buddhist  Mind Training & The Working Tools Of Masonry
for the degree of Entered Apprentice,  5 / 4/ 2007,  George Washington Lodge #285
in  the Jacobian Room, Masonic Hall,  71 West 23rd Street New York. New York
received BODHISATTVA VOWS EMPOWERMENT WITH GEN LA KELSANG KHYENRAB
at the Kadampa Meditation Center in Glen Spey, New York   4/26 - 5/1/2007 
received TARA EMPOWERMENT FROM GEN LA KELSANG DEKYONG 
at Masonic Temple in Fort Greene,  Brooklyn, New York  2/23-24/ 2007
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EXTENDED URBAN  GREAT CLOSE  RETREAT OF VAJRAYOGINI  TO  10  MILLION  MANTRAS
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STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
JOYFUL PATH OF GOOD FORTUNE by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso



2006
Received special teachings of 
Four Noble Truths from GEN LA DEKYONG KELSANG
at the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street  9/18/06
Received from VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO the uncommon empowerments
 of GURU SUMATI BUDDHA HERUKA and DHARMA PROTECTOR DORJE SHUGDEN, 
followed by the first part of the transmission of Tantric Mahamudra  from the Ganden Oral Lineage
at  2006  NKT  Summer Festival at  Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center
at  Conishead Priory, Ulverston, in the Cumbrian Lake District. 7/21 – 8/5/06
Attended PRACTICE OF TANTRIC MAHAMUDRA RETREAT with KELSANG KHYENRAB 
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England 8/6 – 8/14/06
PERFORMED ORIGINAL BUDDHIST WEDDING CEREMONY for
JAMES MANGRUM and  LAURA MCPEAKE on 25 June 2006, Durham, Maine
Received Je TSONGKHAPA EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY from Kadam Morten
First Presbyterian & Trinity Church at South Orange New Jersey 3/18/06
Attended MANDALA RETREAT with KADAM MORTEN, February 3, 2006
Attended VAJRAYOGINI  RETREAT  with  KADAM MORTEN 
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Chelsea, New York, month of January 2006
Received SHAKYAMUNI EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY from GEN LA KELSANG DEKYONG
at the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street  2/18-19/06
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CONTINUED WITH URBAN SHORT GREAT CLOSE RETREAT OF VAJRAYOGINI
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STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
JOYFUL PATH OF GOOD FORTUNE by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

2005
DESTROYING OUR INNER ENEMIES
Received EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY to the PRACTICE
of BUDDHA VAJRAPANI from GEN LA KELSANG DEKYONG
at the Kadampa Meditation Center in Glen Spey, New York  11/26-27/2005
Visited with Maitreya Heart Shrine Relics Of KASYAPA BUDDHA,  SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA,
VENERABLE MAUDGALYAYANA,  VENERABLE SHARAPUTRA,  VENERABLE ANANDA,
NAGARJUNA, BODHISATTVA CHOPHAK, YESHE TSOGYEL, LAMA ATISHA, MILAREPA,
 GESHE CHEKAWA, LAMA JE TSONGKHAPA, GYALWA ENSAPA, 
HIS HOLINESS THE FIRST KARMAPA,  PABONGKA RINPOCHE,
LAMA THUBEN YESHE, GWANG-CHIN MASTER, and GESHE LAMA KONCHOG
in Sheridan Hotel, Queens, New York at Noon on 22 October 2005
Received EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY to the PRACTICE
of BUDDHA VAJRAPANI from GESHE KELSANG GYATSO
at the Kadampa Buddhist Temple at Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Center
Spring Festival at Conishead Priory, Ulverston, England 5/27– 5/29/05
Attended PRACTICE OF BUDDHA VAJRAPANI RETREAT with KELSANG KHYENRAB
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England 5/30 – 6/03/05
Received MANJUSHRI EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY from GEN LA KELSANG SAMDEN
at the Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, New York 04/22-24/05
Received Je TSONGKHAPA EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY  from Kadam Morten
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Chelsea, New York,  3/19-20/05
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CONTINUED WITH URBAN SHORT GREAT CLOSE RETREAT OF VAJRAYOGINI
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STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
JOYFUL PATH OF GOOD FORTUNE by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

2004
Received VAJRASATTVA EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY from KELSANG LEKMA
at the Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, New York  10/9/04
Received EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY to the PRACTICE of BUDDHA AMITAYUS
and EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS from GESHE KELSANG GYATSO
 at the Kadampa Buddhist Temple at Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Center 
Summer Festival at Conishead Priory, Ulverston, England 7/30 – 8/13/04
Attended PRACTICE of BUDDHA AMITAYUS RETREAT with KELSANG KHYENRAB 
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England 8/15 - 21/04
Received JE TSONGKHAPA and  DORJE SHUGDAN EMPOWERMENT  from Kadam Morten
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Chelsea, New York  6/26-27/04
Received 10-year pin from GEORGE WASHINGTON LODGE #285. New York, NY 6/18/04
Received the EMPOWERMENT OF  1,000 ARMED AVALOKITESHVARA from Kadam Morten
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Chelsea, New York,  4/3/04
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BEGAN 3.2 MILLION MANTRA URBAN SHORT GREAT CLOSE RETREAT OF VAJRAYOGINI
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STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
finished CLEAR LIGHT OF BLISS by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
the practice of Mahamudra in Vajrayana Buddhism.
began JOYFUL PATH OF GOOD FORTUNE by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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STUDIED IN FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
finished MEANINGFUL TO BEHOLD by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
commentary  ON THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE  by Atisha.

2003
Received VAJRASATTVA EMPOWERMENT from Kadam Morten at
Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Chelsea, New York  11/15/03
Received teachings from  HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA in New York City 
on the ROOT VERSES ON INDIAN PHILOSOPHIES by Jamyang Shepa 
and THE SEVEN POINT MIND TRAINING by Geshe Chekawa
and THE BODHISATTVA’S JEWEL GARLAND by Atisha
at the Beacon Theatre and in Central Park, New York  9/17 - 21/ 03
Received teachings from GESHE KELSANG GYATSO 
on Introduction To SUTRA and TANTRA MAHAMUDRA
at The Kadampa Buddhist Temple at Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Center 
Summer Festival at Conishead Priory, Ulverston, England  8/1 - 16/03
Attended TANTRA MAHAMUDRA RETREAT with KELSANG KHYENRAB 
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England  8/17 - 26/03
Received FIRE PUJA to complete 100 THOUSAND MANTRA CLOSE RETREAT  of VAJRAYOGINI
with Kadam Morten at the Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, New York  5/18/03
Poetry Reading at Berkeley Carroll Day School, Brooklyn New York 4/28/03
Received HERUKA and VAJRAYOGINI TANTRA EMPOWERMENTS 
with COMMENTARY  from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
at North American Kadampa Fall Festival in Toronto, Canada.  4/18-22/03
Completed 100 THOUSAND Mantra CLOSE Retreat of VAJRAYOGINI, New York, NY 4/15/03
Poetry and Jazz performance with Bob Feldman at Kampo Cultural Center
 a  benefit for the creation of the CITY TEMPLE FOR WORLD PEACE 3/29/03 New York, New York
Received AVALOKITESHVARA  EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY from Gen La Kelsang Dekyong 
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, New York, NY  3/1/03 
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STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
finished GUIDE TO DAKINI LAND by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso commentary on
Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Buddha Vajrayogini.
Began  study  of CLEAR  LIGHT  OF  BLISS  by  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
The practice of Mahamudra in Vajrayana Buddhism
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STUDIED IN FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER 
MEANINGFUL TO BEHOLD by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
commentary on THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE  by Atisha

2002
Received BUDDHA MANJUSHRI  EMPOWERMENT and COMMENTARY from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
at International Kadampa Festival in Los Angles, California  11/30/- 12/5/02 
Received JE TSONGKHAPA and  DORJE SHUGDAN EMPOWERMENT  
with COMMENTARY from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
 at the Kadampa Buddhist Temple at Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Center 
Summer Festival at Conishead Priory, Ulverston, England  7/26/02- 8/10/02
Attended  KING OF THE DHARMA RETREAT with KELSANG KHYENRAB 
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England. 8/11- 8/28/02
Received WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT and COMMENTARY 
from Gen Togden Kelsang at Dipamkara Buddhist Center, Huntington, New York 6/8-9/02
Received AMITAYUS EMPOWERMENT with COMMENTARY and RETREAT
with Kadam Morten at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, New York, NY, 3/22-24/02
Attended New Years VAJRAYOGINI RETREAT  with Kadam Morten
at Saint Cuthbert’s Retreat House in Brewster, New York  12/26/01 – 1/2/02
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STUDIED IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
GUIDE TO DAKINILAND by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
commentary on Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Buddha Vajrayogini.
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STUDIED IN FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
MEANINGFUL TO BEHOLD by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
commentary  on THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE by Atisha.

2001
Received HERUKA & VAJRAYOGINI TANTRA  EMPOWERMENT 
from GESHE KELSANG GYATSO
attended commentary of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on Heruka and Vajrayogini practices 
North American Kadampa Fall Festival, South Fallsburg, New York 11/7/01-11/15/01 
Received AVALOKITESHVARA EMPOWERMENT from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in
the Kadampa Buddhist Temple at Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Center 
Summer Festival at Conishead Priory, Ulverston, England 7/27/01
Attended Teachings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in the Kadampa  Buddhist Temple
at Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Center Summer Festival in Ulverston,England 
Commentary on Powa Training in the Transference of Consciousness
and the Heart Sutra of Prajna Paramita July 26 thru August 12, 2001
Attended Powa Transference of Consciousness Retreat with Kelsang Khyenrab 
at Tara Buddhist Center in Etwall, Derbyshire,  England 8/17- 8/26/01 
Received VAJRASATTVA EMPOWERMENT and COMMENTARY from Kadam Morten 
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Brooklyn, New York, 12/1/01 - 12/3/01
Received BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI  EMPOWERMENT from Kadam Morten 
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Brooklyn, New  York  3/17/01
studied Web Page Design at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
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STUDIED IN FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
MEANINGFUL TO BEHOLD by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso his commentary
ON THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE by Atisha.

2000
Attended Teaching of GESHE KELSANG GYATSO in the Kadampa  Buddhist Temple
at Manjushri Buddhist Center Summer Festival at Conishead Priory, Ulverston,England
received VAJRASATTVA EMPOWERMENT and COMMENTARY on VAJRASATTVA 
and the Great Seal of MAHA MUDRA from GESHE KELSANG GYATSO July 27 – August 11, 2000
Kadampa Buddhist Temple at Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Center, Ulverston, England 7/27/00
Attended MAHAMUDRA RETREAT with Buddhist Nun Kelsang Chödzom at
Madhyamaka  Buddhist Center, Pocklington, Yorkshire, England
received  AVALOKITESHVARA EMPOWERMENT from Kadam Morten at
Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Brooklyn, New York 11/13/00
studied  2 semesters of Adobe Illustrator at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
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STUDIED IN FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
MEANINGFUL TO BEHOLD by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso commentary
ON THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE  by Atisha.

1999
Attended the Teachings of HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA in New York City on
Middle Length Stages by Kamalashila and the Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas by Togmay Sangpo
and Eight Verses of Training the Mind by Langri Tangpa 
at the Beacon Theater and in Central Park, New York City  August 12-15, 1999
Attended the Teachings of HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA in Dharmsala, India on
 Lama Chopa the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa
       at Central Cathedral of Thekchen Choeling in Upper Dharmsala, India 3/3/99 to 3/18/99
Received BODISATTVA VOWS from H.H. Dalai Lama 3/10/99 in Dharmsala, India
Received AMITAYUS  EMPOWERMENT from H.H. Dalai Lama 3/18/99 in Dharmsala, India
Received JE TSONGKHAPA HEART JEWEL EMPOWERMENT from Kadam Morten at
Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Brooklyn, New York 4/24/99
recorded CD / THE JEWEL IN THE LOTUS with Allen Won
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STUDIED IN FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
HEART OF WISDOM by Geshe Kelsang 
on the Heart Jewel Sutra and sadhana of PrajnaParamita

1998
Received AMITAYUS EMPOWERMENT 11/21/98 
from Kadam Morten at  Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Brooklyn, New York
Received TARA TANTRIC EMPOWERMENT 6/27/98 
from Kadam Morten at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, New York
Attended AVALOKITESHVARA RETREAT  5/23/98 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
with Kadam Morten, Teachings on Eight Verses of Training the Mind by Geshe Langri Tangpa
FESTIVAL DE PRJMAVERA EN MADRID con el Venerable GUEN LA LOSANG KELSANG
Received INITIATION OF VAJRAYOGINI TANTRA EMPOWERMENT 5/3/98 in Madrid, Spain
Received INITIATION OF HERUKA TANTRA EMPOWERMENT 5/2/98 
both from GEN LA KELSANG LOSANG in Madrid, Spain
Received BODHISATTVA VOW EMPOWERMENT 3/29/98 
from Kadam Morten at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center in New York
Received VAJRASATTVA TANTRA EMPOWERMENT  2/21/98 
from Kadam Morten at Vajrayogini  Centre in Washington, D.C.
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Began STUDY IN FOUNDATION PROGRAM AT CHAKRASAMBARA BUDDHIST CENTER
JOYFUL PATH OF GOOD FORTUNE and UNIVERSAL COMPASSION by Geshe Kelsang

1997
Received MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT from Kadam Morten 
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Brooklyn, New York on 11/7/97
Received JE TSONGKHAPA HEART JEWEL EMPOWERMENT from Kadam Morten
while on retreat at Marlou Ridge, Maryland on  4/24/97
 and retreat on the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa from Lama Morten Clausen

1996 
Raised to the MASONIC 32 DEGREE and proclaimed 
a SUBLIME PRINCE OF THE ROYAL SECRET 5/7/96, Valley of New York
Attended workshop day course on Transforming Anger  given by Kadam Morten
at Chakrasambara Buddhist Center, Brooklyn, New York  9/14/96
began study of the works of  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  6/15/96
    Published THE GREAT PYRAMID INITIATION  OF  11/15/95, RITUAL, POETRY and PRAYER
 in the SANCTUARY of the TEMPLE of HORUS at EDFU, Egypt 11/11/95
in Sun Up Newsletter,  by the Spiritual Unity of Nations, Wyoming, Michigan

1995
THE JEWEL IN THE LOTUS a performance jazz-sound poem presented with 
the Allen Won Quintet at Pamela Kraft's Performance Space, New York
TEXT OF AMEN reading within the Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid, Giza, Egypt (11/15/95)
ANCIENT SARCOPHAGUS INITIATION within the Kings Chamber of The Great Pyramid, Egypt
HORUS MEMPHITE GNOSTIC PHILIP LOVE CREATION THEOLOGY INVOCATION,
upon the Altar within the Holy Sanctuary of the HORUS TEMPLE of EDFU, Egypt (11/11/95)
Visit the BRIGU with Subhash Raswant near Old Delhi, India 7/25/95 
Monks of NAMGYAL MONASTARY and Nuns of GADEN CHOELING NUNNERY 
in Dharmsala performed simultaneous 24 hour hour ritual Tara Puja for me on 8/6/95
A study & sharing of ANCIENT MO DIVINATION TECHNIQUES 
with Tibetan Lamas the late VENERABLE RIBUR RINPOCHE, and  KIRTI RINPOCHE  
and  DO BOOM TULKU RINPOCHE in Dharmsala, India (8-9/95)
In session with Tibetan Oracle UTIMBA at dawn in Dharmsala, India  8/9/95
Published THE TEMPLE OF SOUND, La Maison de La Bleame
Feature Article and Poetry published in EDILON MAGAZINE


1994
NUCLEAR PRAYER, performance at Dag Hammerskjold Auditorium,
in UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS to benefit the Paul Hoffman Fund.
Published HAIL JUPITER, La Maison de La Bleame
THE INNER-GALACTIC ASTROLOGER, Hosted a weekly one hour TV program on Astrology,
 the Mystical and the Miraculous broadcast live 
over International Satellite  on Cupid Network Television.
OM MANI PADME HUM, a performance jazz- ritual - sound poem with
STEAM PERKINS  & THE FLYING SALAMANDERS 
at the Old Schoolhouse, Croton on the Hudson
THE TEMPLE OF VIBRATORY UNION, Poetry and Ritual performance with David Smith
on WKCR-FM Columbia University Radio, Manhattan
Completed MASONIC LEADERSHIP COURSE at Grand Lodge 2/24/94, New York



1993
made a MASTER MASON at George Washington Lodge # 285 
on 12/3/93, New York, NEW YORK
SATELLITE PSYCHIC, Hosted a live daily international satellite television
program broadcast from atop Empire State Building, 
New York to the entire western hemisphere.
Selected  5th place for Best Reality Show at 7th Annual Satellite Dish Awards
THE JEWEL IN THE LOTUS a performance jazz- ritual- sound poem 
dedicated to World Peace
 presented with Allen Won Jazz Quintet at 
Jacques Marchais  Museum of Tibetan Art on Staten Island.          
MERCVRY a journal of Christian Esoterism & Higher Masonry,
contributed quarterly column on Astroscience.             
 TIBETAN HEALING RITES - Ancient Secret of The Fountain of Youth, 
a lecture at the Cooper Union, Manhattan 
WORLD PEACE: A STATE OF COMING GRACE 
Article appeared in the Coptic  Fellowship Newsletter and MERCVRY.            
 WORLD CHAOS: A STATE OF COMING DARKNESS
Article appeared in the Coptic Fellowship Newsletter and MERCVRY.       
 IS THERE ASTROLOGICAL DICE IN YOUR DESTINY 
 Lecture for I.N.D.I.A. Psychic Fair at the Doral Inn, Manhattan.           
Listed in WHO'S WHO  IN THE AVANT GARDE by Richard Kostelanetz    
Published THE JEWEL IN THE LOTUS - OM MANI PADME HUM, La Maison de la Bleame            
Sermon on THE LIFE OF BUDDHA at a Inner-faith Service at Fordham University, Bronx 
      
1992
SATELLITE PSYCHIC, hosted a daily live 
international satellite television program interviewing 
   numerous notable guests on the spiritual, mysterious & miraculous 
broadcast from atop Empire State Building. 
THE LIFE & TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA - lecture at The New Seminary
RITUAL MEDITATION & MYSTICAL TRADITIONS Lecture at Cooper Union
TIBETAN HEALING RITES - 
Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth lecture at The New Seminary   
ASTRO \ BIOGRAPHIES a monthly Astrology column in THE COPTIC FELLOWSHIP NEWSLETTER
BLESSING ECHOES WEDDING POEM Performance at The New York Athletic Club
as part of the wedding service for Barbara Austin and Glen Shipway.
performance in  ALIEN FOLLIES at International Astrology Congress, Washington D.C.
DIRECTOR OF ASTROLOGY at the Rosicrucian Society of America    

      
1991     
THE FATE AND DESTINY of FREE WILL article in THE INGRESS of NCGR
METAPHYSICS OF DESTINY lecture at Cooper Union
Exhibited NUCLEAR PRAYER in  A Showing of Shadows, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Published in AMERICAN WRITING TODAY Edited by Richard Kostelanetz
JUPITER RETURNS lecture at Psychic Fair in Doral Inn
studied in the Interfaith Ministry Program of THE NEW SEMINARY, NEW YORK 
received DEGREE OF MINISTER OF SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY, The  New Seminary of New York
DIRECTOR OF ASTROLOGY at The Rosicrucian Society of America   


1990 
METAPHYSICS OF SOUND AND COLOR lecture at Cooper Union, Manhattan
studied in the Interfaith Ministry Program of THE NEW SEMINARY, NEW YORK 
ORDAINED as INTERFAITH MINISTER 
on First day of Pentecost 6 / 30 / 90
at  the Lutheran Church of Gustavos Adolphus 
by The New Seminary of New York
HERMETIC TAROT : PSYCHIC MIRRORS lecture at Psychic Fair in Doral Inn
ASTRO - BIOGRAPHIES monthly Astrology column in  NEW SEMINARY NEWSLETTER
DIRECTOR OF ASTROLOGY at The Rosicrucian Society of America   

1989
studied in the Interfaith Ministry Program of THE NEW SEMINARY, NEW YORK 

1988 
KUNDALINI LIGHT OF THE SOUL lecture at Hotel Pennsylvania,  New York
Began study of THE LION PATH with Dr. Charles Muses
A DAY OF TAROT at Farleigh Dickenson University, New Jersey

1987  
  NUCLEAR PRAYER live performance for Universal Peace Day in Battery Park Manhattan
studied Asteroid Astrology with Eleanor Bach

1986                                                
Published MY PHILOSOPHY OF ASTROLOGY, La Maison de La Bleame
TAROT MASTER interview in Dance Pages Magazine
Performance of RUSSIAN GORBANZA HAT POEM on WABC Eyewitness News

1985  
NUCLEAR PRAYER performance at Dag Hammerskjold Auditorium,
in UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS to commemorate it’s 40th Anniversary.
THE FUTURE BEYOND PREDICTION - lecture at Pace University for
The National Council of Geocosmic Research Educational Conference
chosen as FINALIST in category of writing for the First Annual
Manhattan Borough Presidents' AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS


1984 
 ROSICRUCIAN HEALING CEREMONY 
between paws of The Sphinx, Giza, Egypt, 11/24/84
Published in CLAIMS FOR POETRY edited by Donald Hall,       
Published ASTROLOGERS PRAYER La Maison de La Bleame

1983  
EGYPTIAN POETRY Winter Solstice Ceremony  New York Astrology Center
Interviewed on MID-DAY LIVE at WNEW-TV with host Bill Boggs 
Published SO IT WAS WRITTEN, THUS IT IS FULFILLED, La Maison de La Bleame
ROSE DRACHLER MEMORIAL READING, Brotherhood Synagogue in Gramercy Park

1982
WBAI-FM, Sound Poetry performance,  interviewed by Carol Bovoso
INVOCATION OF KEMENU, Sound Poem at Wedding of Gary and Rosemary Lettan, Noon 5/2/82
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra • 335 Meads Mountain Road •  Woodstock, New York 12498
Published in AURAL LITERATURE CRITICISM by Richard Kostelanetz
THE SOUNDS OF GOD lecture at Christ Church, Park Avenue, New York
Interviewed on PSYCHIC SEMINAR about Egyptian Metaphysics, Group W Cable                 

1981
Enactment of the RESURRECTION CEREMONY OF OSIRIS 
before a large audience at the feet 
of THE SPHINX & THE GREAT PYRAMID in Giza, Egypt 
during the Vernal Equinox (7pm March 20).
featured on CBN Cairo Broadcast News, cover story of OCTOBER magazine,
also in AL AHRAM news article with photograph. 
TEXT OF AMEN performance within Amon Chapel 
of THE TEMPLE OF OSIRIS, Abydos, Egypt 
PHARAOH ON THE FERRY ritual poem performance with Michelle Jarabet in honor 
of maiden voyage of the Andrew J. Barbary          

1980 
Published TEXT OF AMEN: INVOCATION OF LIGHT, La Maison de la Bleame
Sound Poetry Reading at Graduate School & University Center of NEW YORK CITY UNIVERSITY
Sound  poetry  performance  at  the  DALTON  SCHOOL , Manhattan
Published in TEXT SOUND TEXT, anthology edited by Richard Kostelanetz
Sound Poetry Performance on WNEW-TV 10 o'clock news with Stewart Kline
Video performance at St. PETERS CATHEDRAL, Manhattan
Voice of America Radio interview  NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO with Richard Kostelanetz
Sound poetry performance of Text of Amen at the
12th Annual INTERNATIONAL SOUND POETRY  FESTIVAL 
at THE KITCHEN, Manhattan

1979
Sound Poetry performance at THE TEMPLE OF DENDUR, 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Exhibited, GEORGE POMPIDOU CULTURAL CENTER, Paris
conducted weekly poetry readings at BLOOMSDAY CAFE, Manhattan
Exhibited, VISUAL CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL, Poetry as Form & Image, Parma, Italy
Featured in POSIE SONORE INTERNATIONAL 
A World View of Sound Poetry by Henri Chopin
Sound Poetry Workshop at WILMINGTON FRIENDS, Delaware
Sound Poetry performance at BOSTON FILM AND VIDEO  FOUNDATION, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

1978 
Began study of SPIRITUAL ASTROLOGY with Kulapathi E. Krishnamacharya, India
Sound Poetry performance at FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY, University of Massachusetts
11th Annual INTERNATIONAL SOUND POETRY  FESTIVAL in TOWN HALL, Toronto, Canada
AMEN a memorial Poetry Performance for GOVINDU SRI RAMA MURTHI
at Ruth Rotko Loft Space,   365 Greenwich Street, Manhattan
SHAPAKAPA video poem performance at Franklin Furnance Archive, Manhattan
Published NUCLEAR PRAYER, La Maison de la Bleame, 
first performed at the SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, Manhattan,
Sound Poetry Lecture \ Performance at PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn 
Live Sound Poetry performance  
in THE LAST SPACE VOYAGE OF WALLACE RAMSEL, PBS Thirteen

1977 
Sound Poetry performance at NRA NICHOL ROULETT ALTOUNIAN GALLERY, Paris
Viewed the largest exhibition of TIBETAN ART ever held in Paris at the GRAND PALAIS,  brought together by the H. H. DALAI LAMA in New Delhi and Dharmsala with the collection of HEINRICH  HARRIER. Remember siting over an hour after on a bench to regain my composure, my mind blown away.
Exhibited TEXT SOUND IMAGE GALLERY KONART, Antwerp and Brussels
Exhibited, O - ZORA LIVE ARTS MUSEUM, Kyoto, Japan
HIGH PRIEST of The LAUGHING CHURCH Performance
at Ruth Rotko Loft Space,  365 Greenwich Street, Manhattan
Award for innovative use of radio from CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Began study of WHITE TANTRA YOGA with Yogi Bajan, Manhattan
Sound Poetry Lecture \ Performance at COOPER UNION, Manhattan
Sound Poetry Performance at FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

1976
SOUND POETRY, A STATEMENT OF MY POETICS, 
first appeared in Poetry Australia #59, South Head Press, Sydney 
Published GEORGE WASHINGTON KERN WAS MY GRANDFATHER,  La Maison de La Bleame
Published  AT THE WEST END with Joe Johnson, La Maison de La Bleame
Sound Poetry Reading in 
AMERICA BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 
at Philadelphia Art Museum
Began study of KUNDALINI YOGA with Yogi Khala Singh, Manhattan 
Exhibited POESIE ACTION, POESIE SONORE,
 at Atelier Exposition, Annick Le Moine Gallery, Paris
Sound Poetry Reading at POTTSTOWN UNITARIAN CHURCH
Published HYMN TO AMERICA, La Maison de La Bleame
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS fellowship at WXXI-FM radio, Rochester

1975 
Exhibited, LANGUAGE AND STRUCTURE IN NORTH AMERICA, Toronto
Exhibited, VISUAL AND AUDIO POETIC EXPERIMENTATION
 at the SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, California
Began study of HATHA YOGA with Sujata , Manhattan
Exhibited, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF TYPEWRITER ART, London
Hosted  EXCHANGE THEATRE POETRY SCENE
 five 2-hour reading discussions of 27 poets videotaped for NYSCA
Poetry Grant from THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS and  Poets & Writers Inc.

1974
Began study of CLASSICAL HINDU ASTROLOGY with Govindu Sri Rama Murthi, India  5/4/74
Award of Distinctive Merit in Book Design, ART DIRECTORS CLUB OF NEW YORK
Exhibited, ART DIRECTORS 53rd ANNUAL OF ADVERTISING, EDITORIAL, TELEVISION ART
 & DESIGN EXHIBITION in Zurich, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo, and Rome.
Exhibited, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF TYPEWRITER ART, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sound Poetry Performance at 11th ANNUAL AVANT GARDE FESTIVAL 
AT SHEA STADIUM Flushing, Queens   11/15/74
THE SOUND POETRY WORKSHOP performance at 
CUBICULO  SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, Manhattan
Coordinated SPOKEN WORD POETRY SERIES at Native American Art Gallery, Soho 
Sound Poetry Reading at DOCTOR GENEROSITIES CAFE, Manhattan
Poetry Grant from THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

1973 
Published MEDITATIONSMEDITATIONSMEDITATIONS 
Select Poems 1964-73,  NEW RIVERS PRESS
with postscript by Bernard Heidsieck
 Chosen by LIBRARY JOURNAL one of top ten books of the year
Sound Poetry Performance on CBS - CAMERA THREE: Poems to See, Poems to Hear. 
Poetry Grant from The NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

1972
                                     Founded and Directed  THE SOUND POETRY WORKSHOP at SUPERNOVA, 
                                     which performed at  THE MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB, FRIENDS SEMINARY 
                                                     and THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
SUPERNOVA POETRY SERIES, coordinated weekly poetry readings
 with a variety of poets from all over the world
taught poetry workshop at Supernova for the Arts, Soho
Poetry Grant from The NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
                                        
1971
	Director of SUPERNOVA an innovative group of workshops on the Arts in Soho, Manhattan
SUPERNOVA POETRY SERIES, coordinated weekly poetry series
 with poets from all over the world
taught poetry workshop at Supernova for the Arts, Soho
funded by The NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Sound Poetry Reading in Roosevelt House of  HUNTER COLLEGE
Sound Poetry Reading on WBAI-FM Pacifica Radio and WKCR-FM Columbia University Radio 


1970
Exhibited at SILVERMINE ARTIST GUILD 
 New England Exhibit of Painting & Sculpture
 Sound Poetry Reading with Allen Katzman for EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
 in Union Square Park, Manhattan 
Sound Poetry Reading at Symposium Cafe, Manhattan
Studied Poetry with the late N.H. Pritchard
THE NEW SCHOOL, New York

1969
First Prize   AVANTI GALLERY  New York Exhibit Painting & Sculpture
Studied Poetry with the late N. H. Pritchard and 
Studied painting with Joseph Stefanelli at
THE NEW SCHOOL, New York

1968
Studied Poetry with the late N. H. Pritchard and 
Studied painting with Joseph Stefanelli at
THE NEW SCHOOL, New York 

1967
Studied painting with Joseph Stefanelli at
THE NEW SCHOOL, New York

1967-66
Craine Portrait Studio
Dearborn, Michigan
Photography  Assistant

Hollins Stevens Studio, Detroit, Michigan
Assistant Photographer to Dwight Hooker
 of  Playboy Magazine

1966
B.A. degree in Liberal Arts from WILMINGTON COLLEGE, Ohio
majored in painting and creative writing, minor in psychology

1962 - 66
Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
Poet Laurete, Award Winning Editorial Cartoonist, Year Book Editor

1964 - 66
Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
Assistant Photographer to William Lambert, Director Public Relations

1963 - 64
Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
Art Assistant to the late Philip Hodge Chairman Art Department

                                                                                  1963 - 64
                                               W.S. Roberts Agency
                         Lewis Tower Building, 225 South 15th  Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
     Art Assistant , Design, Paste-up, Mechanicals

1964
one-man show of paintings, 
ambler furniture gallery, pennsylvania

1962
Graduated with Diploma from Upper Dublin High School
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

1960 - 62
Design Four Advertising Agency
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Art Assistant, Design, Architecture Renderings, Paste-ups

1958 - 63
The Coach Inn, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Waiter, Bus boy, Dish washer, Kitchen helper, Short Order Cook

1957
Camp Minsi, Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
Kitchen helper for entire summer 

1956
Promoted to Upper Dublin Junior High School
after graduating from Fort Washington Elementary School
initiated into Kaponta  a secret Indian order, 
in Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

1949
Attended Hazel Vernon Day School
In Germantown. Pennsylvania




1943
born on the morning of Thanksgiving Day
at Pennsylvania Lying-in Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oldest hospital in America, founded by Ben Franklin in 1751



  top photograph taken by Neil Elliot: Doug Schaff (left) Bliem Kern (right) at fire puja
 in the woods at KMC, Glen Spey, New York 5/18/2003

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