A bit of a funky one and then something compelled me to google my high school mentor, my first yoga teacher, the one who first taught me the yoga sutras, taught me meditation, perhaps one who shaped my direction more than any other.
A few years ago I had tried this (googling him) but he eluded me.
His name is Vito Perrone, rather now Father Vito Perrone, the founder of the new order Contemplatives of St Joseph. He lives in San Francisco.
I had a beautiful phone conversation with him (after I found his phone number).
So good to reconnect.
It is beautiful to see the depth of spirituality and authenticity that transcends different religions and traditions. Most Catholics I think don't realize the full depth of the mystical within their own tradition.
He is one of the most amazing men I have ever known.
Here is a blurb from one of the websites I found so you have some background: