He studied with Rev. Laurie Thibeault and Rev Peg Travers and directly under Sifu Sittenger. He has been granted the title of Buddhist Meditation Teacher, has taken the Bodhisattva vows and was offered ordination as a priest.
Andy has lead the group since 2009. He has conducted regular retreats, and lead the group in sponsoring events featuring leading figures in Buddhism, including Lama Surya Das. He plays a role in the Greater Boston Buddhist community including sponsoring inter-Sangha retreats and events. He lead a group that conducted a Census of the Greater Boston Buddhist community at the request of the New York Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This effort was in support of the October 16, 2013 visit by His Holiness to the Kurukulla Center in Medford, MA.
Andy studies Pure Land, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism. He is currently affiliated with the Lotus Heart Society.