Kevin was introduced to Jeff Warren and the CEC in 2010, around the time he became aware of a specific anxiety that had been skulking under the radar for decades. It was the sense that if he were to stop being busy – or at least convinced he were 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, A.H Almaas, Jac O’Keefe, John Welwood, and Alan Watts (“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”) among many others. Kevin is also in the process of completing the Unified Mindfulness Foundations teacher training course.