Jordan (he/him) graduated from Bowdoin College in 1981 with a BA in Psychology. In 1997 he completed his Masters in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture, obtaining his Washington state license (#432) in 1998.
In 1999, Jordan completed a three month silent meditation retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and subsequently moved to India where he spent the next two years studying Buddhist meditation and philosophy at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India.
In October, 2005, he joined Acupuncturists Without Borders as a volunteer acupuncturist doing trauma relief work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and subsequently became a Team Leader on later trips, as well as a founding member of the Board of Directors.
He has also worked in a variety of community health clinics including a Tibetan refugee clinic in Northern India, and in Seattle at the Asian Refugee clinic at Harborview Public Hospital, Mount St. Vincents Nursing Home, SeaMar Clinic, North End Rehabilitation Facility (low security jail), Kang Wen clinic (serving people living with HIV/AIDS), and Evergeen Clinic (chemical dependency recovery). He is as an adjunct clinical faculty member of Bastyr University, volunteering as a preceptor for students interested in the community acupuncture model. He also serves as Board President of the Dharma Friendship Foundation, a Buddhist center in Seattle.
In January of 2010, he volunteered with Tzu Chi International Medical Association‘s relief mission in Haiti and in 2019, with a mission to Mexico City. From 2011 to 2020, Jordan volunteered at the King County’s Community Center for Alternative Programs, leading a weekly meditation class there for men and women seeking help to lead meaningful and productive lives after entering the criminal justice system.
In November of 2013, Jordan was honored to speak at the United Nations chapel on a panel including Chief Arvol Lookinghorse of the Lakota nation, helping to raise awareness about the dangers of the triple nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan on 3/11/11 and the need for coordinated action from the global community.
Jordan is a founding member of the group, Seattle Cruise Control, raising awareness regarding the many kinds of harms - climate, labor, public health, air and water quality, marine ecosystems - of cruise travel. He frequently attends Port of Seattle Commission meetings during public comment sessions.
In 2023, he has been actively involved with Tree Action Seattle, a grassroots movement working for tree equity - preserving urban canopy in tandem with expanding the housing base to accommodate more climate refugees.
We live at a powerful and precious moment in the long arc of human evolution. Our species has developed amazing technologies enabling breakthroughs in science, medicine and quality of life. However, we - the dominant culture of white, colonial, capitalist consciousness - have yet to understand how to live in balance with nature and ourselves. As I write this in July 2023, the planet's hottest temperature ever was just recorded days ago. We are in a climate emergency, and of course, the threat of nuclear war is always only a button push away.
We are not separate from nature, but are part of her and only through quieting our busy minds can we begin to awaken to the wisdom that sees this reality clearly. Once we begin that journey, the healing possibilities are limitless - in our bodies, our minds, and in our world. I am here to support you in that journey through my work as an acupuncturist, and as a meditation teacher.
Health is not simply the absence of disease, but a pathway to optimizing the balance in body and mind. It is not a fixed state that you arrive at, but a constantly evolving journey. My aspiration is to meet you where you are at which begins with careful listening in order to understand your health goals. Whether our journey together is about healing a physical pain or ailment, bringing greater emotional and psychological balance into life, opening to the unlimited depths of spirituality, or all of the above, it is my profound honor to serve you. I invite you to schedule an appointment with me to begin the journey.