In 1978, I began studying the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, offered by his organization, Self-Realization Fellowship, whose Mother Center is located in Los Angeles, California. I have continued to study those teachings and to follow his Kriya yoga instruction; I became a Kriyaban in 1979. I finished all four Kriya Initiations, circa 2015.
In addition to poems and poetry commentaries, I write essays about history, philosophy, politics, and spirituality. I also create and publish vegetarian/vegan recipes, compose and record my own original songs.