Welcome to My Home Page
Integrated here into one site are many writings past, present, and forthcoming that together mark one woman’s path from neurosis and suffering to trust and ease.
I am that woman. This is my path. These are my writings.
Featured here are my meditation and integration practice journals, crossing several Buddhist practice traditions and still unfolding as I engage in Bön Dzogchen completion-stage practices. Although these journals are personal, and more confessional than staid and directly instructional, I hope that they stir in you the all-important practice ingredients: faith, diligence, and honesty.
I am an in-queue Bodhisattva on the American Cafeteria Plan. Having begun in a traditional Tibetan Center in 2010, for more than a few separate reasons,
I left to teach myself meditation fundamentals more rigorously from Theravadin Thai Forest manuals. Then in 2013 I gravitated to the contemporary Pragmatic Dharma movement led by my first mentor, Daniel M. Ingram. In 2015 I departed that scene to engage Indo-Tibetan Great Seal (Essence Mahāmudrā) practices. Having quickly completed work in the Mahāmudrā yogas after a major awakening July 29, 2015, I currently engage in a practice sufficiently ancient and far-flung that it transcends “Buddhism”: The Great Perfection (Dzogchen).
From all this exposure, I gathered, practiced, and integrated efficient and effective offerings from an array of traditions. I also observed, analyzed, questioned, and theorized around the methodological shortcomings, mere superstitions, and cultural sidetracks of each.
Never having abandoned the core ethos of the Pragmatic Dharma movement, I find on rereading the journals here that they are also the raw data and preliminary conclusions informing a new synthesized map of realizations and demanding a comprehensive, map-driven meditation manual. Consequently, I’m in the early stages of writing a new outspoken book to help western practitioners seeking contemporary no-nonsense guidance to primordial wisdom.
As this book project develops, I will post excerpts that are forthrightly instructional. It is my intention and hope, meantime, that the raw materials collected here—however far from final synthesis and ultimate polish they be—contibute a lumen here and there toward the Great Enlightenment.
Practice well. Be love.
Jenny grew up in the Panhandle of North Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Florida State University. Since 1987 she has resided in the Research Triangle of central North Carolina with her husband of 28 years. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Literature (1991) and a Doctor of Philosophy with Distinction in American and Southern Literature (1997) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her 21-year-old son is currently completing degrees in philosophy and economics, as well as entering his own path. She taught university-level writing and literature for more than a decade. She is an APA-certificated litigation paralegal with intensive post-certificate coursework in corporate and business organization law. Professionally, she is a book development editor, publication team lead, and writer of marketing collateral for the book publishing industry. Her interests are law, poetry, poststructuralist theory, and meditation. Traditions, chronologically, have been Tibetan Gelug, Theravadin Thai Forest, Pragmatic Dharma, Indo-Tibetan Essence Mahāmudrā, and, currently, Bön Dzogchen.