Dr. Hairfield has an interesting and fascinating background. Having been raised in a very normal environment, he decided to serve his country in the military, during a rather troubled era. His duties and expertise led him to Vietnam. Anyone who was there can tell you that it was not a pleasant experience. His search for peaceful answers and higher understanding guided his steps within the walls of a Zen Buddhist monastery in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam, where he would take refuge and study whenever he could. His natural curiosity, blended with a very acute intuitive sense led him to deeper questions of life and the purpose of self.
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