New Dharma Talk: Karma and Reincarnation

GG Episode 6 features a dharma talk I gave at Marin Sangha http://marinsangha.org/ on May 6, 2018. The talk treads on the somewhat problematic territory of karma and reincarnation as understood in the early Buddhist teachings. My interest in the actuality of karma and reincarnation is purely speculative. I do not find belief in past... Continue Reading →

Groundless Ground Episode 5: Integrative Psychiatry

Subscribe and listen to the Groundless Ground Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn and YouTube or download Episode 5 This episode features Jose Calderón-Abbo, MD. A native of Mexico City, Dr. Calderón is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, with an additional certification in mind-body medicine. In addition to his private practice in New Orleans, Dr. Calderón... Continue Reading →

GG Episode 3: Clinical use of qigong for COPD

I am so excited about this first in a series of dialogues on the clinical use of embodied contemplative interventions features Peter Payne, researcher at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and the co-founder of Bodymind Science and creator of Bodymind Training. Long-time master qigong teacher and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Peter has been a key contributor to theoretical... Continue Reading →

Daylong on Equanimity at ISC

Please join Carla Brennan and I for a daylong retreat at ISC on Saturday Feb 10. Equanimity: Freedom Beyond Identity and Preference A daylong meditation retreat with Carla Brennan and Lisa Dale Miller “The entire world is disturbed with insanity, due to the exertions of those who are confused about themselves.” – Shantideva “The Great Way... Continue Reading →

New Dharma Talk on Practicing Bodhicitta

Listen to a dharma talk I gave at Marin Sangha on November 5, 2017 on Bodhicitta: the dedicated, heart-felt desire to fully awaken for the benefit of all other beings. Bodhicitta reminds us that every moment is an invitation to awaken all beings by motivating ourselves to engage in other-regarding behaviors. This is how we... Continue Reading →

Interview on Somatic Trauma Interventions

On this day, September 11, when many of us remember the traumatic events in NYC, Washington DC and Pennsylvania, I am pleased to share an interview I did for the Present Moment Podcast. Our discussion revolved mainly around the use of Integrative Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy for trauma healing highlighting where mindfulness interventions and somatic... Continue Reading →

Practicing Non-hatred in a Hate-filled World

The practice of non-hatred may be the most difficult of the Buddhist precepts to apply as a Buddhist practitioner/householder living in a world characterized by a mass of human suffering arising from hatred, greed and ignorance. This talk had particular significance as it was delivered two weeks after the horrific events that transpired in Charleston. I... Continue Reading →

New NCCIH Analysis of Meditation Styles

Below is a new analysis of meditation effects from the NCCIH based upon a large 2012 survey. Meditators and Non-meditators Differ on Demographic Factors, Health Behaviors, Health Status, and Health Care Access, New Analysis Shows  A new analysis shows that meditators differed from nonmeditators on key factors, such as demographics, health behaviors, health status, and... Continue Reading →

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