Hello! My name is Jesse, I am an American yoga instructor living and teaching in Japan. I have been practicing Theravada buddhist meditation, as well, for about 8 years. I have lived in Japan for about four and a half years, and intend to go back to America in the fall of 2014 to begin work on a PhD in medical anthropology. I will be studying the ways in which meditation and ritual can have use as therapy in western clinical settings.
I am interested in the ways in which Buddhism, yoga, science and culture, intersect and have created my website for anyone who wants to participate in such dialogue: http://www.theothershore.org
It is still new so I am looking for members now who would be willing to participate, add content and give feedback. Please check it out
Have a nice day!