In addition, he is a fully ordained monk (Gelong) and completed the
traditional three year and threemonth retreat in the Karma Kagyu lineage
of Tibetan Buddhism. He studied meditation under the direction of the
renowned retreat master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Lama David currently
serves as the resident teacher for the Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling (KTC),
a branch of the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery (KTD) in
Woodstock, N.Y., the North American seat of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa
Karmapa. For more information about this center and H.H. Karmapa, go to www.kagyu.org.
He teaches Asian medicine, meditation, Buddhist philosophy, stress
management, and Tai Chi Chuan. As a Westerner trained in these ancient
arts, he is able to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western
philosophical approaches to health and healing. He teaches classes and
workshops around the country designed to enhance awareness and health to
students of all ages.