Jeweled Tree focuses on Buddhist spirituality and practice, exploring creative ways to share the Dharma. Posts and streams are currently the work of Johnathan Robertson and Tommy Bradshaw.
An aspirant in the tradition of Amida Shu, Johnathan writes about his experiences in Buddhist practice. Over the course of five years, he has practiced in both the Zen and Pureland traditions of Buddhism. He has also lead Buddhist services at First Unitarian Church of Baltimore and taught meditation and mindfulness at the Tuerk House, a drug rehabilitation center.
Today, he is working to build a Buddhist community in Hagerstown Maryland while pursuing a Communications degree at University of Maryland Global Capmus. He is also a volunteer at Hospice of Washington County.
Tommy describes himself as a “spiritual eclectic with roots in Buddhism and Christianity”. As one who maintains an active observance in both Christian and Buddhist traditions, Tommy is dedicated to facilitating interfaith dialogue, fellowship and practice. Tommy is an ordained priest with the Order of Augustinians of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and is currently a student with the Lay Ministry program of the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. Tommy is also a practitioner of the Plum Village tradition with the Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown. Tommy resides in Hagerstown, MD, and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work with Walden University.
Associate in General Studies – Reading Area Community College (2019)
Bachelor of Arts in Religion – American Public University (2020)
Master of Social Work – Walden University (2020-Present)
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