Category Archives: Mindfulness

The Sacred Ojai Tour

I began taking friends on spiritual adventures to sacred sites around the Ojai Valley area in the mid-1980s. At this point I give clients the Sacred Ojai Tour. I truly love sharing this special place. Ojai is one of the few … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

Discover a world? Explore a frontier? The career is finishing. The family is raised. The game is polished. The home is designed. Is that all? The next step is spirituality. We are troubled by emptiness. Anxiety & depression are rooted … Continue reading

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Healing Trauma

 Trauma is a global impact. Casting its shadow across generations & incarnations. Every human child is touched in some way by the waves of war. Some go sad & scared. Some go tough & mean. But none go free of it. … Continue reading

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Warrior Spirit

Two years ago I was on my way out of the house & a very nice lady called me. She said, “We want you to teach mindfulness for veterans.” I said, “You know, I don’t do clinical anymore.” She said, … Continue reading

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Mind & Heart

I have been teaching that mindfulness might just as well be called “heartfulness.” In the practice we witness our own body, heart & mind. We observe our thoughts & feelings & so come to know ourselves deeply. And in this process … Continue reading

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Practice of Presence

I have made a lifelong study of the world’s wealth of disciplines for awakening consciousness, trying to find the common basis of the various approaches to meditation and contemplation. I have finally come to believe that the basic human practice is presence. In my own … Continue reading

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Emergency Meditation

I have taught many exotic techniques of meditation, but if I am in real trouble, then I use this one – Bring your mind to your heart & find your breath. I call it Emergency Meditation because you can do it in … Continue reading

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