A married (50 years) father of two grown sons, Ed serves as a practice leader in the Cambridge Sangha and as a Mitra in the Margha program. A psychotherapist and healer by calling, Ed taught psychotherapy and family therapy on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Mass. General Hospital and Cambridge Hospital for over 25 years. He teaches shamanism as co-director of Center of the Circle, an organization dedicated to the practice of shamanism and shamanic healing. His path has included Zen, Taoist Yoga, Insight Meditation, energy medicine, Buddhist psychology, and many models of western psychology.
Ed is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, having found many parallels and synergy between IFS and the Tibetan view of the mind. The integration of Tibetan Buddhism, Internal Family Systems, and shamanism is a major area of interest.
Ed has been a student of Lama Willa Miller since he met her in 2010. He has also studied with Lama John Makransky and the Foundation for Active Compassion.,Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Bob Morrison.