James D. P.

Assistant Organizer

Organizer, advisor


Vero Beach, FL

Member since:

January 26, 2013

Are you a Buddhist practioner?

Yes. I was introduced to Buddhist meditation and teachings as a Marine in Vietnam, studied with the Japanese Zen Master Katagiri-Roshi for several years in the 1970's and have been meditating ever since. I went back to college in the 1980's and got a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies. I have taught Buddhism (as part of my Philosophy classes) at Indian River State College for the last 18 years and at the Museum of Art in Vero Beach. For more info on my background: http://www.veronews.com/lifestyles/arts_shows/lectures_classes/vero-beach-museum-of-art-offers-way-to-find-peace/article_2f9c1824-2e5b-59d5-a769-f8c3c9d5c0fb.html AND http://csp.org/chrestomathy/psychedelic_drugs.html For a recent (November 2013) essay I wrote at the invitation of Dr. Elliot Cohen, head of the philosophy dept. at IRSC, please see "files" under "more" at the top of this page.

Are you interested in learning about Buddhism?

Yes. I love Buddhism in all its forms and traditions. I love to practice meditation, to study the philosophy, and to hang out with others who enjoy these things.

What interests you about this group?

It will make Buddhism available to a whole lot of people who wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to study and practice it.

Membership will require attendance to meetings and or website visits a minimum of once every 6 months. Can you make that commitment?

No answer yet


Hi, I started the Buddhist Meditation and Study Group in Vero Beach in March of 2010, and am currently the main teacher there.

What James D. P. is saying about this Meetup Group

What a great group of people. Very interested in Buddhism, with a wide range of experience and viewpoints. Very friendly and open-minded.

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