Dear members of the Tree Leaf Forum:

I have just joined the forum, and Jundo has invited me to introduce myself.

Iím a writer, a retired English professor,and a longtime practitioner of Vipassana and Zen. Until my retirement last year, I taught literature, writing, and classical guitar at Alfred University here in western New York. My areas of concentration were modern poetry and Irish literature. I continue to teach an honors course in Buddhist meditation and to lead the Falling Leaf Sangha, a lay sitting group for students and the community. You can find information about our sangha at http://fallingleafsangha.blogspot.com/ If you are ever in our area, please feel welcome to join us.

Gassho,

Ben Howard
fhowardb@alfred.edu