Blog: 2013

December in Taiwan – Journey to Snow Mountain

Travel is many things. An opportunity to see oneself reflected in the mirror of another culture, immersed in the verbal ocean of another language; and an opportunity to be with loved ones.  We live in a time of climate emergency, fueled by human caused carbon emissions which are due in no small part to jet […]

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Crystal Clear and Colorful

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Wilderness is a State of Mind – Olympic Mountain sojourn 2023

Wilderness is ultimately a state of mind, and yet, without the physical wilderness of virgin forests, pristine rivers, diverse ecosystems of flora and fauna roaming across peaks, valleys, and meadows, the richness of our human experience would be cheapened and threatened due to planetary degradation.  Why do monks and nuns still seek out remote places

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Lindsey Youngquist, M.D. Integrative Health

Medicine is always evolving as new generations of health practitioners establish practices and bring fresh approaches to the community. I am pleased to share that Lindsey Youngquist, M.D. (she/her) is practicing integrative health in Seattle.   Integrative health combines the analytical tools of conventional, allopathic care with the holistic insights and modalities of a broad range

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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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COVID-19 Consent Form

COVID-19 Knowledge and Consent I understand that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Current knowledge is that it is extremely contagious, and that it has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may be contagious without showing any symptoms. Given the current

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CommuniChi Update May 6, 2020

One of my Buddhist teachers often quoted Voltaire: “Doubt is uncomfortable, but certainty is absurd”. Whether one is seeking an answer to the question of the presence of a supreme being or what the next moment will bring, in the end, different people will always come up with different answers. Accepting that reality brings great

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Telehealth Consultations and Community Meditation with Jordan Van Voast, L.Ac.

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you healthy in body, mind, and spirit. Although the acupuncture clinic is closed due to COVID-19, I am still here to support you and this community and am excited to offer new opportunities for optimizing your health during this challenging time. While I am unable to offer acupuncture at

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Healthy Perspectives in Difficult Times

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Introducing My Nhung Kolb, MS, EAMP, LAC

Introducing My Nhung Kolb, MS, EAMP, LAC Read More »

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