A Path to Peace

First things first: Get grounded in the present moment.

Whether you use your breath, the feel of your feet on the ground, or the natural sounds of the environment, learning to ground ourselves is universally understood to be the first step towards decreasing stress and increasing life-satisfaction.

It doesn't matter if you've never tried it before, or if you are firmly convinced that you are "incapable of meditating," we will find a way of learning to focus on your experience. 

The wonderful thing about learning to be present is that it is both a method to getting to where you want to go, and the destination itself. For what worth are any of your future plans if you can't really "be there" to enjoy them?

I have studied and practiced meditation and mindfulness for nearly years. I have read the works of Thich Naht Hanh, A.H. Almass, Jon Kabatt Zin, Ramana Maharshi, Eckhart Tolle, Sri Maharaji Nisargadatta, Jeff Foster, Ram Dass, Alan Watts, and many more. I have learned directly from teachers such as Russ Hudson, and Madison's own Swami Alan Ajaya. And, I have taken classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Hakomi Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and from our local Shambhala Center. In all of this learning, I have come to an understanding of the basic and fundamental aspects of meditation, and can thus teach it in such a way that is simple and requires minimum effort. 

Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there lies a field. I'll meet you there."
- Rumi