with great thanks

As I begin this practice log, I am reflecting on the tremendous gratitude I have for my teachers, and their teachers, and the unbroken line of teachers and practitioners reaching all the way back to Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.   

The foundations of my practice are the teachings of Ajahn ChahSayadaw U Tejaniya, and Thich Nhat Hanh.  and I would be remiss to not also cite Ram Dass who, for like many of my generation, played such a critical role in pointing to the possibilities of what could be known.   

Like many others, I have been the beneficiary of the extraordinary generosity and wisdom of Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield in establishing the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.  The impact they have had on the world through this wise action would be impossible to measure.