Sensei Tony

Founder and Director of the Blue Mountain Lotus Society and former director of the Cambridge Zen Group at St. John's Memorial Chapel.  

He is the author of numerous academic and popular articles and the books, SoulQuest: Zen Lessons for the Journey of Life (2000), The Book of Common Meditation (2003), Free Your Mind: The Four Directions of an Awakened Life (2007), The Invisible Sun (2010), and Free Your Mind: The Precepts of an Awakened Life (2010).   He is a contributing author to Lifecycles (2009), Engaged Buddhism in the West (2000) as well as Action Dharma (2003).  He also oversees the Center for Mindfulness Counseling, integrating Eastern and Western counseling techniques and is available for private counseling and direction.

  • Internationally recognized and published expert on the use of Mindfulness Counseling.

  • Buddhist Ambassador to the United Nations on the Environment -2000.

  • Special presenter at the 2010 International Socially Engaged Buddhism Symposium .

  • Speaker and Buddhist Ambassador to the 2012 World Congress of Religion. 

  • Recipient of the 2013 Religion and Society's Torch of Golden he Enlightenment Award in recognition of his interfaith work and outreach.
  • He is recognized as an ordained Minister and Training Group leader in the  Zen Peacemakers Order.

  • He was recognized as founder of Buddhist center affiliate of the Shin Dharma Network.

  • Over two decades of leadership in Engaged Buddhism (community organizing, social issues, faith and politics).

  • Read Buddhist Philosophy at Harvard and Oxford and received a Masters Degree in Theology from the Episcopal Divinity School.

  • Completed his Clinical Pastoral Education residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

  • Three decades of  pastoral counseling experience in hospitals, prisons, businesses, universities and private practice. 

  • Founder, singer and writer for the metal band, Apollos - featured on the soundtrack of the movie, Natural Selection.

  • Official Member of the Order of Disorder

  • Film Maker - creator of the award winning film, Who Am I?

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Sensei Tony is currently available for Seminars and Speaking Engagements 


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