The Gift of Meditation

My meditation practice began at the age of 16. At the time, I had to give up smoking pot to take up Transendental Meditation. One of my finest decisions. I did this practice for about 6 years. I found some aspects of the TM community disturbing, so I went on to learn Vipassana meditation. I took various teachings and went on regular 10 day retreats. Shinzen Young was my first Vipassana teacher. I explored Vipassana, mindfulness and other aspects of “calm abiding” meditation. Over the years I studied the Heart Sutra and inquiry meditation, along with my base practices of … Continue reading

Buddhist Psychology and Thought Transformation

First Session’s Teachings These Eight weeks will give you the tools to tame the mind, making it ready for thought transformation. All we really need to heal, mend what is broken, obtain peace, feel our connection to all things and to live a balanced, creative life is accessible and within us all the time. I will be teaching various Buddhist meditation practices along with Buddhist psychological tools to transform our mind and lives.   There are three qualities that will heal from us from what ever causes us suffering, these are – compassion, presence and wisdom.  According to Buddhist psychology these are the … Continue reading