Two Hibiscus FlowersAdditional Background

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.