All funds donated through this website will go toward helping finance the creation of the documentary Zen in America. My major expenses in making this film will be travel-oriented — rental cars, flights and food on the road. Lodging will not likely be a major expense of any kind, as I have a network of people to reach out to for overnight stays and will often just stay at the Zen centers I visit. I plan to camp or sleep in my car when on the road when a host home is unavailable.

This documentary project is an ambitious one and cannot happen without significant community support. I am a one-person film crew traveling across the Americas with my camera and my enthusiasm for the subject, tasked with interviewing, cameras, audio, editing, and marketing of the film.

Thank you for the support!