An American born spiritual teacher who has taught in the U.S., Cuba, and Europe since 1990. For 22 years he has guided the Tsogyelgar spiritual community outside Ann Arbor, Michigan. His root guru-Lama Thinley Norbu Rinpoche-encouraged him to write so as to clarify Vajrayana Buddhism for western audiences. He has guided the creation of America's largest mural of Tantric art, and overseen the creation of a Western form of doha songs (celebrations of spiritual teaching), now on several CDs. He is president of Wishing Tree Gardens, a non-profit sustainable-agriculture educational program.