Intentions

This article is based on a talk on intentions that I gave on June 15, 2022 to the Mindfulness In Healing Sangha. It was inspired by a quote from lay dharma teacher, Dr. Larry Ward: The work we are required to do is the same no matter who wins. To heal and transform and create […]

Unconditional Love

This article on unconditional love is based on a talk I gave to the Mindfulness In Healing Sangha on June 8, 2022. It was inspired by two people, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen and Anita Moorjani, author of Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. These days, we are […]

American JuBu

In the current issue (Spring 2020) of Tricycle Magazine, there is a review article about Emily Sigalow’s new book, “American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change.” I was deeply moved by this review to the extent of making a comment. Here is what I wrote: I was brought up in a conservative kosher home in […]

Taking Care of Anger

At a recent meeting of our Mindfulness In Healing sangha (meditation group) we discussed the Mindfulness Training #6, Taking Care of Anger. This training reads, Aware that anger blocks communication and creates suffering, we are committed to taking care of the energy of anger when it arises, recognizing and transforming the seeds of anger that […]

The Importance of Love

The following invocation is an expression of the importance love and gratitude. We chant this at the beginning of our Mindfulness In Healing meditation group on Wednesday evenings: This life is the gift of the whole universe: the earth, the sky, and many generations. May be live in mindfulness in order to enjoy the wonders […]

Mindfulness Breaks™ Really Work

I want to tell you that Mindfulness Breaks™ really work for me! I would like to mention three instances in my life where Mindfulness Breaks really helped me. You can actually read more about these on Meditation Practices and Mindfulness In Healing (websites). In 1973, just after my training at a retreat center in the […]

How Mindfulness Breaks™ Supported?

You now may be wondering how Mindfulness Breaks™ are supported. Well, I have good news for you! Mindfulness Breaks offers six different ways you can get support before, during and after you sign up for a Mindfulness Break in your home or workplace. While these are not listed in a specific order, you’ll discover one […]

Letting Go

One of the main principles of Mindfulness in Healing is to offer people what you can in the way of healing and letting go of any expectations for their results. When I teach mindfulness breaks in people’s homes or in my space, I do my best to encourage them to have a daily practice and […]

Reverence for Life

Reverence for Life is the first of the Five Mindfulness Trainings authored by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (known as “Thay” by his followers.) In the time of the Buddha it was known as the first precept and, in fact, at that time, all of the precepts were simple statements like, “Not to kill,” “Not […]

Happy Continuation to Thich Nhat Hanh

Please join me in wishing a Happy Continuation to Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) on his 90th continuation day today! The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation had invited people to submit a three minute video of how we continue Thay. This is similar to what I had to say in my video: Continue in Good Health My […]

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