Martin Keogh founded The Dancing Ground, an organization that offers conferences and symposia on gender, race, and mythology. He has produced and taught with Joseph Campbell, Robert Bly, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Coleman Barks, James Hillman. He was dharma teacher and director of the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, California. He was also a Fulbright Senior Specialist for his contribution to the development of the interpersonal partner dance form, Contact Improvisation. For nearly four decades, he has led master classes, teacher conferences, and intensive trainings in 32 countries spanning six continents. Martin is author of Dancing Deeper Still and editor of Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World. After the loss of three loved ones in close succession, Martin gathered information from bereavement professionals including palliative care nurses, hospice workers, priests, and grief therapists. This information is synthesized in As Much Time as it Takes.