Hello, my name is Jas and my spiritual dharma names are Thubten Jamyang འཇམ་དབྱངས་ (Tibetan) & Fugan 付言 (Japanese).

 I have been studying spiritual practices since I was very little. My grandfather taught me with a story every day. A story that stick with me is about Buddha- How not to accept others Anger

During my life journey I came across Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism & Pureland Buddhism which has helped me immensely and shape me.

From my Zen background, I practice and share the idea of SIMPLICITY: Keep practices very simple. No dogma, no scholarly mind, Books and Scriptures, discussions / debates about philosophy. Eat a strawberry or pizza with a Gusto “Emmmm” Thats Zen!

What ever I am and know is truly due to teachers that have blessed me with the jewels! May they continue to keep teaching me. My bows to all my teachers.

Upaya Institute | Zen Center: 10/4/2010 NewsletterMy Zen Sensei is Stefano Mui Barragato of treetopzencenter.org. What ever little I know of Zen is from his guidance. Zazen – Zen meditation: Read about it.

His work continues at TREETOP Zen Center.

Amazon.com: Zen Light (Tuttle Library of Enlightenment) (9780804831062):  Barragato, Stefano Mui: BooksHis book “Zen Light” is truly a touching book that spoke to my heart.
Available on Amazon.



  My Tibetan Buddhist teacher is Venerable Robina. I took my Buddhist Refuge with her in 2019. I am thankful to her for all the teachings and inviting me to a event to meet His Holliness Dalai Lama and many other teachers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Cornfield.

In 2007 I was introduced to Kunlun System® and I found it to be an amazing practice. I was able to see and feel things that I had only read in books. After a free talk seminar I knew it was for me. Now I make sure I encourage everyone to at least try it.

My Kunlun teacher is Sifu Max. Max Christensen also known by various names including Ching Fung Dao Shr (Chinese Taoist). My practices of KUNLUN, Red Phoenix and Mao Shan five elements qi gong are blessings from Max’s heart and love. I cannot thank enough Max for everything he has given to all of us.

Max Christensen
His website: Primordialalchemist.com

JennyI also study with Sifu Jenny Lamb.

Some of the practices that I have learned from her and I share with you are:

  • Tapping Qigong
  • Strike wall with back

Please visit her website for more information: http://easterninternalarts.com/

Sifu Jenny has also introduced me to PureLand Buddhism. READ More on PureLand.

“Shen Wu Dao … Way of the Spiritual Warrior”
My Qi Gong teacher is Seifu Chris.  His website The practices of “Yi Jin Jing” and “Ba Dua Jin” that I share with you are from him.


One of his teachers was Master Jou. who wrote an excellent book “The Dao of Taijiquan – way to rejuvenation”. Read about it.

In 2020 I have studied and received Certification from Mindfulness with Sean Fargo of MindfulnessExercises.com

I did this with the goal bringing Meditation to Corporate and workplace.

Mindfulness can be also beneficial for Stress & Anxiety Reduction. More on What is Mindfulness.

You can read more of my work on my new website: ReflectandRespond.com


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