A Vietnam service veteran, Jordan began his lifelong study in yoga and mindfulness meditation in 1970. After graduating from Florida State University in 1973, he moved to Los Angeles where he studied Soto Zen Buddhism and Vipassana with Ruth Dennison and Robert Hover. He received a California State Teaching Credential in 1977 in the San Francisco Bay area where he taught yoga at Cañada College and in community centers.
He continued his meditation studies with Nani Bala Barua, Shri Munindra-Ji, Joseph Goldstein, and other leading meditation teachers. In 1978 Jordan was a founding board member of the Theravada Buddhist Society of America and publisher of its newsletter. He studied Buddhist psychology, meditation, and the Pali language with the Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda, until his passing in 2005.
In his travels, Jordan studied yoga and Buddhism in India, trekked the Himalayas, and lived several years in the Middle East. He is a certified RYT 500 yoga teacher and the former publisher of Polipoint Press in Sausalito. Jordan has been a lifelong political activist and is an outspoken advocate for yoga and meditation practice as a personal pathway to achieving health and happiness.
He continues to practice meditation and study Buddhist suttas and history with the Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi, abbot of Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center. His workshops and talks are open to the public in the San Francisco Bay Area.