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Craig Thompson 512 914-2082 firstname.lastname@example.org I have been a serious student of meditation and Tibetan Buddhism for 48 years. I was more or less studying full time from the beginning. My main gurus have been Chogyam Trungpa, Osel Tendzin, and Sakong Mipham and to a lesser extent I have been very influenced by Dilgo Khyentse and Tulku Urgyen and others. I am a senior teacher with the Shambhala Centers. I study and teach Kyudo (Zen Archery) with Austin Kyudo Group, part of Zenko International. I study and teach Alexander Technique. It is a body and mind synchronization discipline, helping people to find more joy in life, relieve stress, get the most out their potential. My main teachers are Jane Bick, Bob Lada and Mio Morales. I study and practice jin shin jyutsu, energy medicine. One might compare it to Reiki or craniosacral work or even acupressure but it is unique and very powerful, very spiritual. I studied a lot of Kagyu dharma and Shambhala dharma. Lately, I have studied a lot of Nyingma dharma, Dzogchen. My latest endeavor is to read the incomparable Longchenpa, Jigme Lingpa, and Jamgon Ju Mipham. My heart's desire is to teach meditators Alexander Technique. I am contemplating a little sword and brush program. Brush Resume I have been studying with the brush somewhat intensely since 1981. I guess it is largely in the context of the Shambhala stroke practice, but I have also incorporated zen style calligraphy. I suppose my ideal is Tessu, arguably the greatest calligrapher and swordsman that Japan ever produced. I have studied a great deal of Japanese literature, history, and calligraphy texts. Some of the calligraphy training has been from akido teachers writing about their discoveries. A very large influence in all of this is, of course, the study of the Alexander Technique. I have had teachings from Barbara Bash. I have taught several brush workshops at Austin Shambhala Center. Sword Resume I study and teach Kyudo (Zen Archery) with Austin Kyudo Group, part of Zenko International. I was lucky to get a lot of intensive training in kyudo early in my kyudo career. I study Tai Chi. I was doing Tai Chi as a full time occupation for a few years early in my career. Yang style, from Da Liu. Lately I mostly do a bit of Tai Chi Chih. I have studied Chi Kung. I work mostly with the standing still style presented in “The Way of Energy” by Master Lam; forward by Richard Reoch. I have been working with a bokken, short wooden sword and staff for 5 years or so. I spar some with rubber weapons.