More About Me
We are here to learn
Together we will explore your meditation practice within your environment at home and in your relationships. You can be assured of confidentiality in all that we discuss. I may provide referrals or resources for areas that I do not cover.
I am not a therapist or a psychologist. My background is in chaplaincy and coaching for mindfulness, having studied contemplative traditions for most of my life.
- Masters of Divinity from Naropa University. Endorsed by teachers at Naropa University to teach Mindfulness Meditation Instruction.
- Graduate of Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Program IV. Endorsed by Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman and Gil Fronsdall to teach Mindfulness Meditation and provide spiritual guidance.
- Invited to teach vipassana meditation by Sayadaw U Thuzanza in the lineage of the Theravada Burmese Elders.
My focus is on helping you to feel empowered for accepting change with dignity and integrity along with deepening your faith in spiritual practice which includes wisdom in your body.
What does it mean to live wholeheartedly?
Let’s inquire! Becoming more present with each breath and using inquiry, you will come to see your inherent freedom. By knowing your feelings and the beliefs that are operating in your life with gentle compassion you can see the hindrances that prevent you from knowing your true nature.
Cultivating kindness and being honest with yourself to the best of your ability is part of any spiritual practice. I always found that when someone was truly present with me, I would go deeper into my healing process. I have been meditating deeply for over 40 years. This has brought about an abiding awakening in consciousness and the unity of all beings.
In addition, I am familiar with trauma and recovery from trauma. I trained with various teachers and facilitators for my own recovery and can offer you my experience, strength and hope.
In The Phoenix Spirit by Pat Samples: Go Away to Find Yourself. From the article:
“I love retreats,” says Constance. “I’ve been on hundreds of them.” Provided with healthy meals and the safety and comfort of a nurturing setting, she finds that she can take a deep internal dive to sort through important matters in her life. It’s a time for “clearing and clarifying,” she says.