About

Sensei Derek Fletcher: Spiritual Counselor, Buddhist, Karate Sensei & Author

 Welcome Dear Visitor!

Thank you for visiting my site. There is a lot of noise in the world today. This noise has resulted in a great deal of existential nihilism, physical and spiritual malnutrition as well as anxiety. This seems particularly true in “the West.” We all need healthy ways to prevent falling victims to this. For me it’s a love of reading, a fulfilling spiritual practice, martial arts and alkaline plant-based eating! My mother instilled a deep thirst for reading in me at an early age. My favorite areas of reading include philosophy, religion, ancient metaphysics, phenomenology, theoretical scientific thought, biographies and history. My favorite fictional writer is indisputably Fyodor Dostoyevsky.  I was raised in the Baptist Christian tradition but have ultimately found my spiritual home in Chan Buddhism. (Mahayana/Chinese tradition)

Educationally, my background is in speech communications, rhetoric and philosophy. (B.A. Speech Communications & Rhetoric)  I enjoy physical activities and have been a martial arts practitioner since childhood. At age 11, I was introduced to meditation through my martial arts training. Meditation, and martial arts, have remained essential components of my daily life practices. Nutritionally, I follow a plant-based diet. (i.e. vegan no eating dairy products or meat) I maintain a personal pH between 7.7 – 8.0 by following an alkaline protocol I have created. My reasons for doing so are spiritual and for its health benefits.

Please be sure to visit my Blog. I try to keep the content fresh. If I may assist you via any of my Services, I will be happy to do so. Thank you.

Strength & Honor,

-Sensei

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