The Blue Mountain Lotus Society is founded on the practice of utilizing the dharma to relieve suffering. For many people, the most obvious feature of the BMLS is that we are a unique and dynamic approach to an engaged contemporary Buddhist community. Those who know us can also see clearly our passionate desire to live the way of the Buddha and to practice the Dharma authentically and intensely. Sensei Tony Stultz is the Founder and Director of the Blue Mountain Lotus Society and former director of the Cambridge Zen Group. He is the author of SoulQuest: Zen Lessons for the Journey of Life (2000), The Book of Common Meditation (2003), Free Your Mind: The Four Directions of an Awakened Life (2007), The Invisible Sun (2010), and Free Your Mind: The Precepts of an Awakened Life (2010). He is a contributing author to Lifecycles (2009), Engaged Buddhism in the West (2000) as well as Action Dharma (2003). He also oversees the Center for Mindfulness Counseling, integrating Eastern and Western counseling techniques and is available for private counseling and direction.