• Fri, October 22: Buddhism, Meditation & Recovery Group Notes

    October 23, 2010

    How nice to have a group with which to meditate and discuss spiritual and recovery issues.  I am grateful–thank you all for coming! Group notes: -I read from Darren Littlejohn’s The 12-Step Buddhist.  This is an excellent book not only to learn how to incorporate Buddhism into your recovery but also an excellent commentary Continue Reading…

  • BUDDHISM & RECOVERY information/flyer

    October 17, 2010

    Buddhism, Meditation & Recovery A weekly meeting of spiritual growth and discussion Be a light unto yourself, betake yourselves to no external refuge. Every Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Learn the basics of Buddhism and how Buddhism can help your recovery. Participants will also receive instruction on mindfulness meditation.  There will be a brief Continue Reading…

  • I have three new groups running–see the “Schedule” section

    October 13, 2010
  • Doing the Work

    September 27, 2010

    …he wanted me to stop my routines, and finally, he wanted me to dethrone my sense of self-importance. “How am I going to accomplish all this, don Juan?” I asked him. “I have no idea,” he responded.  “None of us has any idea of how to do that pragmatically and effectively.  Yet, if we start Continue Reading…

  • Rumi’s Deer: Courage, Fear and Surfing

    September 20, 2010

    Part II of the Previous Journal Post Even though the retreat at Spirit Rock was a profound experience for me, it was not without its challenges.  When it came to actually driving my rental car into the parking lot and committing to the retreat, I balked.  I did not want to go!  I parked the Continue Reading…

  • The Radiance of the Heart

    August 7, 2010

    Buddhist meditation and psychology have a strong influence in my life.  This past August I had the opportunity to take off a week and travel to Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California for a one-day retreat, lead by writer and teacher, Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart and The Wise Heart (among other Continue Reading…