Thomas Davis IV, is a Contemplative Artist based in Los Angeles who explores the connections between the principles of the Dharma, Christian Mysticism, Jazz Ethics, Poetry, Art, Storytelling and Science for a multi-disciplinary exploration of who we are and what is possible for Us. Thomas self-identifies as a Contemplative Artist which allows for a consistent and fluid commitment to personal authenticity; and for the exploration of voicing one’s emerging ideas, concepts and individual expressions of personal and collective Liberation.
Thomas’s immersion into the Dharma began 10 years ago at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA, and was proceeded by over 10 years of service as a Lay Minister and Teacher at the Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, Oakland, CA.
He is currently a Mentor in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and was the Core Teacher for the InsightLA BIPOC Sangha for the past 3 years 2018-2021.
Thomas is the Founder of Avant-Dharma which is the present expression of his cumulative years of practice and service. ( www.avant-dharma.com )
Thomas offers personal mentoring sessions and also offers workshops and residential retreats for a further immersion into one’s own practice.