Current activities: Officiating weddings, delivering sermons around WI, meditation
facilitator at church’s annual silent retreat (Fall), leading classes in Buddhism
for children as well as adults.
Brief bio: After I married, it was only after our oldest son was about 5 yrs. old
that we officially joined the Unitarian-Universalist Association at the First Unitarian
Society in Milwaukee, WI. It was only a few years after that I started practicing
Buddhism with the Rev. James Ishmael Ford (UU Minister, Buddhist priest, Zen Master).
I remain the ‘Buddhist Contact’ for our church. I have been a member of UU-Buddhists
for a number of years, and have contributed several articles/features to their national
Reconfirming my Lay Precepts with the Bright Dawn Institute on Aug. 10th, 2006 (in
the Ti Sarana Ceremony), and after 2 years of training with the Rev. Koyo Kubose
as my Sensei, I was inducted as a Lay Buddhist Minister on May 25th, 2008, at the
Bright Dawn Homestead in Plymouth, WI.