"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment." -Thich Nhat Hanh
Hello, welcome to my profile page. My name is Jason and I am a senior here at Haverford. I am a philosophy major and psychology minor, and I focus primarily on comparative and Eastern philosophy. I have published my first book following my participation in the Semester Abroad in Hawai'i Program to study philosophy at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I am working with people such as Professor Ashok Gangadean and Professor Thomas Jackson (at Hawai'i) at to aid in the movement for a shift in global meditative consciousness and participate in developing the Philosophy for Children Program. I plan to pursue a career teaching philosophy while also participating in the recent upsurge of mindful/meditative learning in the classroom.
I am a martial artist, swimmer, and pianist though I dedicate most of my time now to the martial arts. I am a first generation student of a new innovative style, Machin-do, created by Master David Machin. I assisted in representing the school on a television series known as "Martial Arts View." Part of my philosophy is to enhance people's lives through the practice of martial arts and I enjoy teaching it to others. I am the president of the Martial Arts Alliance on campus and teach martial arts to beginners, athletes, martial artists, or anyone who has an interest in the area.
I live in Staten Island, New York and I went to Xaverian High School in Brooklyn.
Feel free to contact me about anything