Lance began his study of Zen in the late seventies, first at the Zen Center of Los Angeles and affiliates, and soon in Seattle at Cho Bo JI, a Rinzai temple under the guidance of Genki Takabayashi. In 1990 he moved to the Bay area and began practice at Jikoji. In 2002 he relocated to Oregon and practiced with the Ashland Zen Center. By 2012 he was back in the Bay Area and at Jikoji again where he will remain until the next wind whisks him away. Interests other than Zen include comparative philosophy, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science.