A peace and social change activist since college, Lance began meditating and doing yoga in 1969. As a high school student he had been inspired by the living Christian example of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Satyagraha of Mahatma Gandhi.
It was clear to him that political activism, like life itself, is fundamentally a spiritual practice. It involved a cultivation of consciousness as well as taking action. As the 60's morphed into the 70's, his gaze turned toward the spirituality of Asia where the idea of a "spiritual practice" was highly developed. Soon, his exploration of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation emerged as his primary Practice.
Over the decades Lance has attended numerous intensive retreats, practiced and worshiped with a number of teachers from various traditions including Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hahn, Joanna Macy, Steven and Ondrea Levine, Rev. Gyomay Kubose, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, Roshi John Daido Loori, Ganopati Swami and many others.
He resided at Insight Meditation Society for one year as Associate Director, participating in a one month silent retreat there in the early 90's. A decade later he spent six months in residence at Zen Mountain Monastery.
As well as offering Monday Morning Mindfulness at Community Yoga and Wellness Center he facilitates Mindfulness Circles at the Wildflower Alliance RLC Greenfield Center and the Recover Project, he offers a monthly day-long retreat; Be Still and Know: An Interfaith Day of Mindfulness.
Lance has been involved in a noon half hour meditation vigil with #OMG! (#Occupy Meditation Greenfield!) Monday through Saturday on the Greenfield Town Common since October, 2011