“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön


Finding a Teacher – Steve Peskind

Jun 18, 2000

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Steve Peskind began practicing meditation in 1973. After teaching English in Japan, he pursued his two main interests – Buddhism and the work of Kubler Ross.

He co-founded the “Coming Home Hospice”, the Gay outreach at Shanti Project, and the Bay Area based “Buddhist AIDS Project.” As a health educator he established the AIDS Response Program for Orange County and was the founding director of services (1985) for AIDS Service Foundation (ASF) in Costa Mesa, CA and Laguna Shanti in Laguna Beach, CA (1987). He died May 6, 2004 and was featured in the June 2004 GBF Newsletter.