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facilitating retreats and lectures that foster inter-religious dialog and interfaith understanding at spiritual and community centers
working with individuals and groups by dedicating time to contemplative prayer, sacred texts, self-reflection, journaling, and deep community encounters
feeding people through farmer’s markets, seasonal dinners, catering special events, and serving meals to our elderly friends and homeless neighbors
creating meditation gardens, backyard vegetable patches, native plant commons, and outdoor art installments using found objects, sustainable methods, and organic materials
TEACHER & SPEAKER
teaching writing and literature classes at local colleges, public libraries, and senior residences
presenting talks on ethical journalism, independent publishing, creative writing, the power of place, and sacred gardening
AUTHOR & PERFORMER
publishing literary works and recordings that delve deeply into spirituality, the poetics of place, environmental connection and the lives of marginalized people
delivering solo readings and literary performances with musical accompaniment
Click on the book below to purchase Jake's latest literary and artistic work titled "Falling onto the Ground."
This beautifully designed collection of seasonal Haiku, Tanka, and Lanterne poems paired with Autumn Leaf Prints honors the fleeting glory of autumn and its transition into the contemplative grace of the bare winter landscape. The 41 full-color leaf prints also offer an environmental insight into the varietals of trees that inhabit the northeast region. This book is a work of art inspired by the sacredness of creation.