As I look at the background that I have been privileged to experience, two themes emerge. The first is education and teaching; the second is a life’s pursuit of spirituality. This website, therefore, is intended as an educational ministry and service.
1968-1969: Geelong Teacher’s College, Geelong; Trained Primary Teacher’s Certificate (TTPC); Australia
1970: Melbourne Teacher’s College, Melbourne; Trained Teacher Librarian’s Certificate (TTLC); Australia
1972-1974: Ambassador College, Bricket Wood, England; Bachelor of Arts; England
1975: Ambassador College, Pasadena, CA; Bachelor of Arts (completed); U.S.A.
1976-1977: Ambassador College, Pasadena, CA; Certificate of the Ministry; U.S.A.
1978-1981: California State University, Long Beach; Master of Arts (Education); U.S.A.
2002-2005: Hoseo University, Cheonan City; PhD (all but dissertation); South Korea
2007-2010: Sydney College of Divinity, Sydney; Master of Arts; Australia
2011: University of Newcastle, Newcastle; Master of Theology; Australia
2012 – Present: Buddhist Studies – both Mahayana Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism
Discovering Buddhism Program – from the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). A fourteen module program.
The Foundation of Buddhist Thought Course – a two-year program in Buddhist studies created by Geshe Tashi Tsering of Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London (have completed two modules: “The Four Noble Truths” and “Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth”).
Vipassana Fellowship – completed an established 12-week online course in mindfulness meditation as found in the serenity and insight traditions of early Buddhism. Presently a member of Parisa which aims to be a dispersed community of meditators. It provides (1) continued support beyond the initial mindfulness meditation course and (2) material to support a deepening practice. Parisa also includes access to the current 12-week course when in session.
MA in Buddhist Studies – University of South Wales. Presently enrolled in a distance education programme.