- Ashoka Education GrantsChair
- Trisong GrantsCommittee Member
- Buddhist Teacher TrainingProject Coordinator
David is a member of the Trisong Grants Committee, which reviews applications for mental health and well-being programs and initiatives that are grounded in principles of kindness and compassion. He is also a member of the Education Committee, a category of Ashoka Grants that reviews applications for educational programs supporting core Buddhist values in their curriculum design and teaching methodology.
David taught school for 5 years and then earned a social work license and had a psychotherapy practice for 25 years.
I was a student of Trungpa Rinpoche from 1972 until his death. I then collided with Khyentse Rinpoche in 2005.