Kevin was introduced to Jeff Warren and the burgeoning CEC in 2010, around the time he became aware of a specific anxiety that had likely been there, under the radar, for decades.  It was the sense that if he were to stop being busy he would disappear. Logically, this seemed ridiculous. But emotionally, this  threat of annihilation of self, of identity, felt real. So, he turned to face the threat by sitting in meditation; to contact/surrender to the utter and completeness of simply being alive. He has been peeling back the wallpaper of ‘self’ and narrative ever since (every so often to realize that there were never any walls underneath). Kevin has studied with Shinzen Young and Soryu Forall, and especially resonates with the teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj,  Ramana Maharshi, Paul Hedderman, Jac O’Keefe, Alan Watts, and John Welwood. He likes this quote by Alan Watts: “Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”