The New Kadampa Tradition is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist meditation centers that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Zen and Vedanta teacher, psychotherapist, and author of Meditation for Dummies (and co-author of Buddhism for Dummies) Stephan Bodian is taking questions now on Tricycle.com. His newest book is called Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journy of Spiritual Awakening.
Stephan began practicing Zen in 1970 with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and, after training at Tassajara, was ordained a monk by Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi in 1974. He directed the training program at the Zen Center of Los Angeles and headed an affiliate center in San Diego before setting aside his robes in 1982 to study Western psychology. In 1988 he met Advaita master Jean Klein and studied with him until Kleins death in 1998. In 1999 he encountered Zen teacher Adyashanti and received Dharma transmission in 2001.
For more information, visit his website at stephanbodian.org.