Trips in the Works

I could use your help on destinations and activities for upcoming trips. Please vote your interests at the bottom of this page.

Maui the Garden Isle

I lived here for 5 years and find it a great place to ponder life.

Bring your walking shoes and swim suit. The pic is from the balcony of the ocean front units we would stay in. The only thing between you and the ocean is the pool.

Amsterdam became my gateway to western Europe.

The museums are fabulous and the canaled city always interesting by day or night. A quaint 3-star hotel close to everything which has served me well would be our hub.


Paris / Chartres

Paris is another destination for lots of walking, museums and local color.

Chartres is located a short train ride south of Paris and the cathedral there is widely known for its labyrinth and black madonna. It is a very interesting place dating well back through Catholicism into Pagan times.


Wander about western Europe

By train or car Luxembourg, Koln, Ghent, Antwerp, Enscenade …  are all places I have come to find interesting. Quaint by american standards and off the beaten tourist path. The plan for this would be no plan, just a few reservations to get to.

Vegas Baby!

I find Vegas to be a great place to explore the human condition. Whether it is flagrant glitz and glamor, morality or homelessness that pushes your buttons it is all here within blocks. Most people never leave the strip, but there is much more to the city and area.


Which Destinations Interest you?



Keiryuji via Barcelona

Transformational Travel

Keiryuji via Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the greatest cities on the planet. Sea side, great food and the most carefree, yet civilized, life style I have encountered.

We will gather there for a few days of decompression and then journey into the Pyrenees for 3 days and two nights of the Zen life.

My dharma cousin Peter Gakudo Sensei and his sangha will give us a taste of a true mountain Zen Center.

Fall of 2018. 4 spots. Details soon.

Keep me posted!

Puerto Escondido

Transformational Travel

Sun, Food, Sand and Sea

My friend Anthony, the Mexykan, will be our local guide to this beautiful fishing and surfing destination on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Tony is one of the top private chefs in Mexico and teaches the culinary arts of the local fare. He will feed us well and connect us to adventures.

We will be staying in beach front accommodations within walking distance of everything.

  • Spots: 5
  • When: September 2-7
  • Cost: $1885

Additional Information

This Trip is Closed.

New Book Release


January 12th, 2016 is the 5th anniversary of the debacle that ended Kanzeon Sangha. This is a piece I have been trying to write for a long time, which recently came together. It is short by book standards, but covers what I have to say currently.

The book is available on Amazon for 99 cents; just click the pic for a quick link.

The book details the pros, cons and viability of the Big Mind process as a complete and scalable upaya as I experienced it. It is meant for the western student seeking the way and assumes you already have an introduction to Big Mind.

It also starts a conversation concerning the responsibility of the individual to find their own way at this point in time. Teachers with depth are hard to find and even harder to study with, yet the internet brings the teachings of the worlds wisdom traditions to our finger tips. Things are definitely shifting.