Email me at alumni dot princeton dot edu with the user name "kukula"!
I'd appreciate hearing your response to the ideas here, suggestions on how to develop them further,
pointers to resources, etc.
Here's a bit of my background.
I was born in 1955, spent my formative years in
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio,
then moved around a bit.
For a couple of grade school years I lived in England, attending
school at Stubbington House near Ascot, Berkshire.
I started high school at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois, and finished at Homestead Jr. Sr. High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I studied physics in college, receiving the A.B. degree
summa cum laude from Princeton University
and the M.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
My research work was mainly the theoretical study of phase
transitions, renormalization groups, and the topology of defects.
My professional career has been in developing computer systems
to help digital hardware engineers.
I have developed interactive schematic editors,
design databases, simulators,
state encoding algorithms, and a variety of Binary Decision Diagram applications such as formal equivalence checking.
I have also developed parallel computer hardware and an
object-oriented operating system to manage applications running
on such hardware.
I started my career at IBM, then continued at Synopsys in Hillsboro, Oregon.
I also spent a year as a Visiting Scientist at MIT while working
resume that gives more details on my digital systems career.
My main teacher has been Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the abbot
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
in Woodstock, New York.
My most intensive involvement was my participation in the
three year retreat led by Khenpo Rinpoche at Karme Ling.
I have also benefitted greatly from the teachings and inspiration of other great teachers in the Kagyu lineage and the other
lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
Zen Mountain Monastery
in Mount Tremper, New York, and its abbot
John Daido Loori,
very kindly gave me an opportunity to experience
and learn from the Zen tradition.
My discovery of the Iyengar school of Yoga originally opened
my experience up to the world beyond the Cartesian mind/body split.
My main Yoga teachers have been
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"Toward a Buddhist Philosophy of Science".