Jeff has been practicing meditation since the mid-1980s. His journey began with a very formal martial arts practice decades ago. One that led him to two revered leaders who believed the martial arts were not about fighting, but were a path to focus the mind and the body. They taught Jeff that at the core of every effective martial artist lay meditation.
Throughout his life, Jeff has searched for balance between work and play, personal and professional, spiritual and material. Like many of you, he spent half of his life pursuing simplicity, balance and enlightenment. He spent the other half chasing the dreams so many of us follow; faster cars, larger homes, grander titles. His path finally revealed itself to in 2009 with the discovery of seven brain tumors. It was a rebirth as he dealt with the surgery and the recovery. He recalls going through moments of enlightenment as it all unfolded. Since then he counts the lineage for The Simple Truth as a combination of all the doctors and scientists, the researchers and monks who layered their wisdom onto his own Zen practice.