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The Author

At my core, I’m a contemplative who allows the writings of the sages of various traditions to speak to me of meaning beyond words and letters. Raised Christian, I’m now a long-term practitioner of Eastern forms of meditation, primarily Zen—having practiced with teachers from Chinese, Korean, and Japanese traditions, as well as those from Indian, Vipassana, and Insight Meditation traditions.

I have an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in counseling. I’ve been a teacher, a corporate analyst, a counselor, and many other things in order to both make a difference in the world and pay the bills that allow me to continue my contemplative ways.

I live in the Heartland with my spouse, a Christian minister with whom I have many conversations on matters of the heart and spirit that I’ll cherish for as long as I may live. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by the writings and images you’ll find here. From one contemplative to another!

Please contact me at markfrank@heartlandcontemplative.com

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