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DSBE, A California Corporation

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Religious History

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DSBE's founder is unusually contemplative and self-detached, which makes him well suited for his former studies in philosophy and computational theory, and also helps to account for his varied, intense, and multi-dimensional religious nature.

Grace Cathedral, the Episcopal Diocese of California

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Quanyin Pusa, Pao Hua Buddhist Temple

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Founder's Sunni Muslim Prayer Rug

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Maternal family lines: Anglican, Episcopalian, and Lutheran. Paternal family lines: Presbyterian and probably Baptist (Jackson, Mississippi Basses.) Not raised in any religion, church, or denomination. Raised with American Protestant Christian morals, ethics, and holidays. Attended a Methodist Sunday school at St. Andrews, Palo Alto, California. One brother a Tibetian Buddhist, the other indeterminatly spiritual. Sisters-in-law Catholic and Jewish (ex-sister-in-law.) Cousins Catholic, Episcopalian, and Presbyterian.

  1. Mother raised in the Episcopal Church, her father's a Vestryman;
  2. Parents married in an Episcopal service, Christ Church, Eureka;
  3. Baptized as an Episcopalian, Christ Church, Eureka;
  4. Sunday school, St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Palo Alto;
  5. Took Buddhism and ancestor worship to heart because of first mother-in-law Nguyen thi Minh;
  6. Practicing Buddhist;
  7. Practicing Hindu;
  8. Prayed at Saivite Hindu temple, San Francisco;
  9. Married first wife Doan-trang in a civil service in Ramstein, Germany and in a Presbyterian service, Menlo Park, California;
  10. First wife and family, the Nguyens, Vietnamese Buddhists;
  11. Practicing Zen Buddhist, Santa Cruz Zen Center;
  12. Married second wife Mei-chun in a civil service in Santa Cruz, California with a wedding reception in Taipei, Taiwan;
  13. Second wife and family, the Kuos, Chinese Buddhists;
  14. Practicing Chinese Buddhist;
  15. Prayed at temples throughout Taiwan and at Pao Hua, San Jose;
  16. Attended True Vine Baptist Church, San Jose, with fiancee Felicia Gayle Johnson, where the marriage was to be held;
  17. Married third wife, Xena, in a civil service in San Francisco;
  18. Third wife and family, the Mohamed Adems, Ethiopian Sunni Muslims;
  19. Attended sermons and prayed at Episcopal, San Jose;
  20. Attended sermon and prayed at Episcopal, Las Vegas;
  21. Practicing Protestant Christian with fiancee Wilhelmina Esi Parker;
  22. Attended khutbahs, made dua'as and took shahada as a Sunni Muslim, MCA, Santa Clara with fiancee Sara Ibrahim where the nekkah was to be held;
  23. Practicing Sunni Muslim; dua'as at masjids throughout the San Francisco Bay Area;
  24. Volunteer Outreach Liaison, Librarian, Publications Committee, Security Guard, and Eid Festivals for the Muslim Community Association, Santa Clara;
  25. Baptized as a Missionary Baptist, St. John, East Palo Alto;
  26. Attended St. John Missionary Baptist Church, East Palo Alto and St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Menlo Park;
  27. Khutbahs at the Ethiopian Bay Area Muslim Association, San Jose;
  28. Attended sermons and prayed at Chua Giac Minh, East Palo Alto;
  29. Attended prayers and prayed at Pao Hua Buddhist Temple, San Jose;
  30. Attended sermons and prayed at the Betsuin Buddhist Church, San Jose;
  31. Confirmed as an Episcopalian, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco;
  32. Attended sermons and prayed at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Menlo Park;
  33. Practices progressive Episcopalian Baptist Christianity along with traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese Buddhism, while organizing the local Sunni Muslim community and its mosque with a foundation.
  34. Prays at Chua Giac Minh and St. Bede's Episcopal; also at Pao Hua Buddhist Temple, Betsuin Buddhist, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic, and St. Anthony's Catholic.
  35. Follows the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and the program for St. Bede's Episcopal Church of Menlo Park in solitary Sunday worship due to poverty in East Palo Alto as the city does not as yet have an Episcopal church and he cannot get to his parish's sanctuary.