Why did you teach Buddhism for 25 years?

The teachers that I have had, taught me that it is necessary not just to take, but also Buddhato give. Throughout the course of my life, I have been very fortunate to have had excellent teachers -- not just in meditation, but in martial arts, music, scuba diving, and in my academic education. (But as a snowboarder, I taught myself.)

So, I just felt that it was my responsibility -- since so many people had taken the time to help me along -- to do the same for others. I now feel that I have satisfied that debt. However, I am still trying to put out positive information about various forms of introspection and career success through the books that I write.