About

In Buddhism there is a saying that dharma gates are numberless,  similarly my own personal & spiritual development work.  At each gate, I have found tools, insights and practices.  As a devout Christian growing up I carried my faith through to seminary at which time I left the church.  In my adult years, I suffered through two bouts of depression.  Beginning in 2005, I delved into the process work of the Mankind Project, helping me to understand and embrace my emotions.

In 2011, I was certified as a professional coach by the highly regarded Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.

Since 2015, my spiritual growth has found it’s home in the Hollow Bones Order of Rinzai Zen Buddhism.  I am currently enrolled in their priest training program.  My daily meditation & Qi Gong practices foster a connection to my deeper nature, the Essence of life.  Through my greater awareness and mindful living I find joy and fulfillment.  I am grateful for the inner peace and well-being this practice has nurtured.

In the spring of 2017, I authored the “30 Days to Fostering Greater Self-Compassion” Program.  It has evolved into an eight week course with one on one coaching support.  Please reach out to me to learn more or enroll.

I love to play in the ocean whether it be sailing, kayaking or open water swimming.  My artistic endeavors include haiku and photography.

My cozy home is nestled in the middle of an apple orchard in Damariscotta, Maine.

Let’s connect.  I can be reached at 401.500.5990.

P.O. Box 1373, Damariscotta, Maine, 04543

info@donsorterup.com, 401.500.5990