Meet Deepen Guide: Joe Weston

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Guide at Respectful Confrontation

Joe grew up in Queens, NY and currently lives in Washington, DC. He's been an actor, entrepreneur, coach, professor, and trainer., having worked with engineers at NASA, prison inmates in California, grad students at Georgetown University, consultants at Booz Allen Hamilton, and activists all over the world.

What's your zone of genius? 

I am an alchemist. I've been mixing tai chi, martial arts, Tibetan buddhism, neuroscience, theatre, and my own life experiences and connections for some time. The alchemy can happen in a workshop, a coffee shop, or an online meditation. My role is to be present.

How's your love life? 

My life is full of love. And compassion. Ask me about love and compassion - that's a good topic. I have a dream of being a general in a love army. In some ways, I sense this is already happening.

Why do you do what you do?

I am an advocate for Lasting Peace - ending the wars, fighting, and all that separates us. We're not going to get there through simply signing agreements, being nice, or doing the right thing. We have too many differences, and these differences are necessary for our evolution.