Paul Gamache and I have developed a 6 session series called Mindfulness - The Art of Living based on Thich Nhat Hanh's book, The Art of Living. It starts on January the 11th and runs for 6 consecutive Friday evenings from 7-9:00 pm at his Acupuncture clinic in the village of La Jolla. It is free and everyone is welcome. It is limited to 25 people. The book is the fruit of 70+ years of teaching by the greatest teacher I have ever known. Mindfulness practice has been summed up by 5 words: Stop; Calm; Rest; Heal; and Transform. We will use the practice to accomplish all of these. The goal of mindfulness practice is the deepest insight into the nature of ourselves and our world of which human beings are capable. It is insight that resides in our whole being. It is deeper than words, thoughts and ideas. This book contains the crème de la crème of mindfulness teachings. They are powerful and skillful tools and we we use to transform ourselves, individually and collectively. I intend this to be a seed destined to grow into a community that is part of a movement to heal and transform us individually, as a practice community, as citizens, as humanity, and ultimately, as the whole earth community. I think we need a community to practice with for our own sake, and the world needs the power that only a community, and communities of communities, can generate.
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Meanwhile, smile, relax, enjoy the wonder of your breath, your body, your feelings, your imagination, thoughts, memories, dreams, and your amazing consciousness, which is capable of knowing the wholeness of reality in the present moment, and taking in the exquisite detail emerging into your consciousness every moment.
Welcome to my blog. I am a lifelong spiritual seeker and practitioner. I offer mindfulness training both online and in person. I am ordained in the Zen Buddhist lineage of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and have conducted classes in San Diego for over 20 years. When not teaching or meditating I work as a socially responsible investment
advisor, play music, and enjoy traveling with my wife and friends.