Ian is a spiritual teacher who clears the way to ultimate reality through authentic traditional practice. He is recognized for his ability to relate traditional wisdom to daily life and meet the needs of the modern spirit. A hermit and poet at heart, he is now making his teaching accessible in response to the pervasive turbulence and divisiveness of our global culture. His first book, “Mapping the Mystery,” will be available through the Singing Dragon in the fall of 2018. Ian’s teachings are informed by several Daoist lineages and one Bon Buddhist Dzogchen lineage. He is the Founder and Abbot of the Northern Dipper Temple. The temple is a place, both real and virtual, for committed practitioners to gather, learn, and connect. It is the seat of the Northern Dipper Order, a new American Daoist temple-based lineage to hold and carry forward Ian’s teachings and the lineages that inform them.