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Beginner’s Meditation – Saturday mornings January 14 and 21 at 830am.

I’ve been offering an online meditation course for the past several months on Saturday mornings.  I first started meditating when I was 16 and have studied Buddhism for the past 30 years, primarily in the Tibetan tradition. My teachers, Venerable Thubten Chodron and Yangsi Rinpoche have both encouraged me to teach. I still consider myself …

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Purification by Water and Light

Gratitude to all teachers, friends, and acupuncture clients for being a part of my life. Gratitude to the land, and the indigenous tribes of the Salish Sea for their wisdom and guidance in the challenging times ahead. Gratitude to the air, water, earth, sun and spirit. I look forward to seeing and serving you in …

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Winter Approaches – Finding Gold in Grey

Two nights ago, my father, aged 94, was pacing around much of the night, talking loudly to imagined voices. To him the voices were real, and maybe he is hearing into another dimension. Today, my body feels sleepy, heavy and tired. The sky is grey and I look out at the world, as if from …

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Bike Hike Wilderness Musings in Olympic National Park

We left Seattle at 5am after three(?) weeks of climate change smoke prison in Seattle and more sedentary time indoors than usual. There was a hint of clearer air quality out in the Olympics so my wife and I decided to go for it. It’s almost 10 miles to the hot springs from the Madison …

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Reflections from the Trail – Elwha River 2022

I often tell my clients that we spend too much time up in our heads in modern life, not fully present in our bodies and the full range of sensory experience. As we juggle work, family and a seemingly endless to-do list, we often rush through our lives without stopping to see the beauty that …

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