I'm just a guy who's been practicing meditation since he was 13, and had a chance to live in a Buddhist temple for a couple years. Meanwhile, I spent a lot of years teaching Gospel classes for my church, reading books on spirituality, and enjoying a variety of Ignatian retreats. My schooling has been in anthropology and educational research. I worked my way through undergrad doing field archaeology. Then I spent a few years teaching math and science. Currently I work as an educational researcher.