About Me

What is Dharmabuilt? What does it mean?

Jai Hanuman-jiOne could say that right action is what is called serving one’s true nature or one’s Dharma - and another might say right action is enabled by one's true nature or Dharma – another way it could be said is that right action is built by Dharma, or Dharma built.

Just as many people these days - I am struggling with my place and purpose in this insane society. This idea, this domain, Dharmabuilt, and this website have evolved with me over the course of my nearly 20 years in NYC. More-and-more I am striving for a greater degree of simplicity in my life. A kind-of return to the pre-www and analog days of my youth. As a seasoned and evolving 'Digital Transformation' expert, I am leveraged for the critical application of strategic, consultative, technical, organizational, and operational know-how particularly in the realms of Advertising & Marketing. In the midst of my evolution, I am also being called and guided towards other things...Individual, Community, and Collective Transformation and a greater degree and sense of Service.

More writing, more photography, more practice / sadhana, more meditation, more plant (and frog!) medicine, more healing, more Ceremony, more community, more learning, more freedom, more travel, more devotion, more kindness, more time in Nature, more time with loved ones, more Service, more exercise, more compassion, more joy, more English Bulldogs, more LOVE. And of course, less - less worry, less stress, less grasping / gripping attachment, less stuff, less 'forcing' (more 'allowing'), less drama, less busyness, less doubt, less judgement, less (self)criticism, less bullshit, less toxicity, less fear, less suffering.

Can you relate? What brought you here? Are you a prospective employer checking me out? Have I sufficiently scared you off yet? While not my intention, I am more-and-more inclined to speak and live my truth - in Service of not only myself - but all those with whom I come in contact. Can you see and understand the immense value of that?

I defy convention. I eschew conformity. I challenge the status quo. These have been hallmarks of my work, and one could say that true transformation, true innovation is impossible without these characteristics. Of course if you wish to see a more traditional take - the one that implies that who we are is what we do as an occupation, go here: LinkedIn

Brands I've Worked With

Logos aren't people, but you get the idea...

I've had significant experience with many global brands either directly or through various NYC advertising agency engagements. These experiences span consulting, systems integration, data analytics, CRM, social intelligence, strategy, and new business development – in brand advertising & building (demand generation) as well as direct marketing (demand fulfillment) - for both B2C and B2B. Additional details regarding my work can be found here: LinkedIN

Typical Roles & Responsibilities:
Client Partner, Consulting Director, New Business & Partnerships Developer, Sales Engineer, Strategic Planner, Digital Strategist, Marketing Technologist, Social Intelligence / Data Analyst, Marketing Solutions Architect.

I am typically a consultant liaison between creatives, analysts, engineers, technology organizations, strategic partners, & brand executives responsible for driving business performance.

The Curious Path of a Healer

What signifies a healer?

Honored Driver & Sidekick to My Great Hanuman-jiWho is a Healer? What qualifies and identifies a Healer? While our society and culture places a great deal of emphasis (and trust) upon credentials and certifications, they are still primarily instruments of the prevailing Western paradigm. This isn't to say that these things aren't important and are not to be respected and valued - what I'm saying is that Healers come in many, many forms - from many, many different cultures, lineages, systems, and modalities. And true Healing is a multi-layered (think the layers of an onion) endeavor and journey that may (or may not) be addressed by our current, conventional Western Medicine (and Spiritual) approach. Or at least may not be fully addressed without a holistic, complementary perspective. True Healers have walked a long, arduous Path to their own Healing - and are still walking that Path for themselves. The 'Great Work' is never ending.

I do NOT claim to be a Healer - except in that way that we are ALL essentially Healers. It is one's ultimate responsibility to heal oneself and this is what I am offering here: the support necessary for you to Heal yourself. And of course, Healing and Curing are two very different things. Sometimes they happen simultaneously - oftentimes not.

The Path of a Healer is a very curious thing - and one that I did not foresee for myself in this lifetime - but now I 'see' that 'it' is all our Paths - in the very unique configurations that we bring and offer. Take a good, long look at your life and 'see' what it is that must be Healed - family wounds, personal wounds, relationship wounds, ancestral wounds, societal wounds, planetary wounds, Karmic / cosmic wounds, etc. YOU have the Grace necessary to cultivate the Great Gift of Healing - to approach the Knowledge necessary to be of Great Service.

Reach-out if you feel called-to and I will help if I can - or at least point you in the direction(s) that I feel may help you best. Maybe it's just the next, small step on your journey, your unique Healing Path?

All Credit & Respect to my Great Teachers - and the Great Teachers they allow to come-through them to Teach, Heal, and Serve us all.
It is My Greatest Honor to be their humble student and Servant.

#JaiHanumanji #SitaRam #GraciasLasPlantas #VivaKambo #MitakuyeOyasin #AllDogsAreBodhisattvas #DefendTheSacred

About Kambo • Sapo • Kampuc • Dow-Kiet

A little background on this ancestral medicine

The Phyllomedusa Bicolor ("Leaf Guardian") or Giant Green Monkey Tree Frog of the rainforests of the Upper Amazon is a truly remarkable Being. Known by its name (Kambo or Dow-Kiet) as well as its misinterpretation (mis-translation) amongst certain tribes (Sapo) as well as its derived secretion (Kampuc), this amazing amphibian has been an integral part of the lives of many Indigenous, Amazonian tribes such as the Matses, Mayoruna, Kaxinawa, Amahuaca, Katukina, Yawanawa, Marubo, Nukini, Huni Kuin, Caboclo, etc. Known as the "Vaccine of the Forest," this frog and its secretion is a vital, 'ancestral medicine' of many Amazonian tribes and peoples - and has been for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years.

I came to know of Kambo by way of my studies in Amazonian Plant Medicines over the last decade. Its use as a natural and powerful healing modality has grown in popularity these last several years, especially in the Plant (Alternative / Complementary) Medicine communities to which I belong. Kambo is not exclusive to these communities and has taken its rightful place alongside them - not being intrinsically connected to Amazonian Curanderismo or Shamanism. Traditionally, Kambo is used as a way to cleanse, strengthen, and energize the minds and bodies of the hunters. Secondly, it has been used as a medicine for malaria, fever, infections (e.g. 'la grippe'), and snake bites. Thirdly, it was used to clear away dark or negative energy known as 'panema.'

In the modern (Western / Allopathic) world, there are a multitude of research projects within universities, research establishments, and pharmaceutical companies to identify the chemical composition of Kambo and to look at the possible medicinal uses of those components. Scientists have shown that Kambo secretion contains a unique and highly complex cocktail of bioactive peptides. A bioactive peptide means that the amino acid chain performs a specific biological function that has a positive impact on the human body. Several of these peptides have already been identified and synthesized and currently there are over 70 Kambo patents lodged, mainly in the USA.

Kambo contains many bioactive peptides so when it enters the body, the cell receptors open and allow it to enter the cells. When foreign substances enter the body, the cell does not always unlock automatically but has to be broken into by the unknown substance. As a natural substance that the body recognizes, it unlocks to Kambo at a cellular level with no stress to the cells. It also cleans out deposits left in the cells by foreign substances that the cell was not able to process alone.

DISCLAIMER -

  • Kambo is not a Medicine
  • IAKP Practitioners are not Doctors nor any other Form of Medical Practitioners
  • IAKP Practitioners do not Diagnose Disease, Offer Health Advice, Treat Physical or Mental Health Ailments or Prescribe Medication
  • Participants are Advised to do their own Research as to the Potential Benefits of Taking Kambo - None are Offered or Implied Here
  • KAMBO is a Indigenous, Ancestral Practice from the Amazon Rainforest - It is not a Medical Treatment
  • Please Note that None of the Services Offered on this Website Constitute any Form of Medical Practice

Kambo Treatments

Kambo treatments according to the IAKP.org protocols

It is my Great Honor to offer Kambo Treatments according to the methodologies and protocols developed by Karen Kanya Darke and the International Association of Kambo Practitioners. What impresses me the most regarding the IAKP is our unwavering commitment to client safety and to the respectful, ethical treatment of the Kambo frog and the Amazonian tribes who hold these ancestral medicine traditions.

Kambo is not for everyone. In Peter Gorman's book, "Sapo in My Soul," he describes Sapo (in this case, a particular, Indigenous method of using the frog secretion), in the words of the Matses, as an "ordeal medicine." It involves a relatively short period (approximately 20-40 minutes) of intense nausea, vomiting / purging, possible bottom-purging (defecation / diarrhea), palpitations / rapid heart rate, sweating, and general discomfort. In rare instances, fainting can occur.

There are many contraindications or people who may not safely take Kambo. Most notably are people with serious heart problems, people who have had strokes, people on medication for low blood pressure, people who have had a brain hemorrhage, people with serious mental health problems (e.g. psychotic episodes and schizophrenia), people currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, people recovering from a major surgical procedure, etc. A full listing of contraindications and cautions will be made available as part of my intake protocol and client medical history consultation.

The IAKP protocol requires the drinking of a large amount of water (approximately 2-3 liters in total) in a short period of time just prior to the application of the Kambo secretion and during the session. Due to this methodology, there is a slight danger of hyponatremia, depending upon the water consumption and/or activities (e.g. high intensity physical activities, sweating, vomiting / purging, fasting, etc.) that impact the sodium / electrolyte content of the body. Hyponatremia is a condition wherin the sodium content of the body is dangerously diluted due to excessive fluid or water intake. It can also occur when sodium is lost from the body during prolonged sweating, vomiting, or defecating. As long as the client is not contraindicated and follows the pre-and-post treatment protocols, this danger is minimal.

DISCLAIMER -

  • Kambo is not a Medicine
  • IAKP Practitioners are not Doctors nor any other Form of Medical Practitioners
  • IAKP Practitioners do not Diagnose Disease, Offer Health Advice, Treat Physical or Mental Health Ailments or Prescribe Medication
  • Participants are Advised to do their own Research as to the Potential Benefits of Taking Kambo - None are Offered or Implied Here
  • KAMBO is a Indigenous, Ancestral Practice from the Amazon Rainforest - It is not a Medical Treatment
  • Please Note that None of the Services Offered on this Website Constitute any Form of Medical Practice

Kambo Consultation Form

Required before receiving Kambo from me

Please fill out the Consultation Form for a prompt follow-up email to schedule a telephone conversation. Thank you!

Important: This is a CONFIDENTIAL questionnaire to help in assessing if Kambo is safe for you. Some health conditions and medications are contraindicated. By submitting this form you are acknowledging that all information is true and that you have not withheld or obfuscated anything vital. Failure to disclose vital health and / or medical history information can potentially result in serious safety issues.

If you have technical issues with the form, I can also email you a document to fill-out and return.

Current availability for house calls only in NYC.
$150 exchange within Manhattan. Additional exchange for further environs (TBD). I am currently (October 2020) seeking office space in Manhattan - and developing my office in Las Vegas (Henderson) and will soon post additional details with regard to available appointments (privates or groups) in either location, etc.

CONSULTATION / INTAKE FORM -

What is your gender?
MaleFemale

What is your age?

How many times have you taken Kambo or Sapo?
01-33+

List prescription medication(s) and / or any non-prescription, dietary supplements, diet aids, sleep aids, herbs, or recreational drugs that you currently take or have taken in the past 30 days. Please include any entheogens or sacramental substances / sacred medicines or ceremonies in which you've participated. (required)

Do you have any current or previous health issues or concerns? Please explain. (required)

Are you experiencing, or have you experienced any psychological health issues, e.g. schizophrenia, clinical severe depression, bipolar disorder, nervous break down, psychosis, PTSD, etc. (FYI: mild depression excluded) (required)

Are you currently practicing, or have you practiced any form of extreme (restrictive) dieting, fasting, water fasting, cleansing (including colon hydrotherapy / colonics), 'Sweat Lodge / Inipi,' 'Vision Questing,' 'Sundance,' intensive physical activity (marathon running, hot yoga bootcamps, HiiT, etc.) in the last 2 weeks? Especially the 72 hours prior to your appt? Please give details and dates.

What are your intentions in receiving Kambo? Try to be as specific as possible.

DISCLAIMER -

  • Kambo is not a Medicine
  • IAKP Practitioners are not Doctors nor any other Form of Medical Practitioners
  • IAKP Practitioners do not Diagnose Disease, Offer Health Advice, Treat Physical or Mental Health Ailments or Prescribe Medication
  • Participants are Advised to do their own Research as to the Potential Benefits of Taking Kambo - None are Offered or Implied Here
  • KAMBO is a Indigenous, Ancestral Practice from the Amazon Rainforest - It is not a Medical Treatment
  • Please Note that None of the Services Offered on this Website Constitute any Form of Medical Practice

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