Shodhin started practicing at the Center in 1996 while he was still living in Valparaiso, IN. A series of events meant moving closer and closer to the Center, first to Hyde Park and then to Buena Park. Finally, upon ordaining in 2010, he moved into the Center, where he now lives with his partner, Michael.
In addition to his service here, Shodhin is also (still) Associate Professor of Philosophy at Valparaiso University where, along with his courses in modern European philosophy, he regularly offers an Asian Philosophy class with a significant portion devoted to Buddhist thought. Shodhin also has given talks on Zen and Buddhism to school and community groups, and he has presented papers on aspects of Buddhist Philosophy and points of interface between Buddhist and Christian spirituality. His book, Alone in a World of Wounds: A Dharmic Response to the Ills of Sentient Beings, is forthcoming from Cascade Books. Another, Obstacles to Stillness: Eight Thoughts, Five Hindrances, and the Renunciant-Contemplative Path in Evagrius and the Dharma of the Buddha, is forthcoming from Fortress Press.