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From nearly 30 years of personal meditative work, I am interested in exploring together the deeper concerns of our lives. How can we shed light on these concerns for ourselves - directly, clearly, moment by moment? At the same time, how can we come in touch with the simple beauty and affection of live that reveals itself from time to time even though our lives often feel anything but simple, beautiful or loving. If you have a question, I will try to work with you to clarify and explore it. Note that I change private questions to public so they are available to others. If you have something that is truly private, let me know.

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Close to 35 yrs experience in spiritual, meditative inquiry, first in the Zen tradition and later through direct inquiry rather than traditional practice. I have attended retreats and worked with Toni Packer, of the Springwater (NY) Center for Meditative Inquiry and am interested in the work of J. Krishnamurti, who also worked with people in direct, personal meditative inquiry.


BA Linguistics University of Michigan MA Special Education University of New Mexico

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2016-08-19 Aloneness:

Hi, James.    The issue of feeling alone is an important one, isn't it? And when you say "feel as accompanied as if everyone was here" I think you must have experienced this at some times or you wouldn't

2015-10-13 meditation:

Hi, Gillian.    Wow. A simple but profound question. Let's consider this together.    Buddhist teaching claims to deal with the cause of suffering. So what actually is suffering? What's going on right

2015-02-18 Meditation while travelling:

Hi, Lisa.    I've been thinking about your question. Yes, it's hard when we can't get the quiet time we need to let things settle down and digest. The nervous system gets overwhelmed. I don't have too

2014-11-29 Meditation:

Hi, Luke.    To me the word meditation has two different meanings. Meditation can refer to many different mental exercises that have certain goals. For example, there are mental exercises that can create

2014-04-29 Crystals..:

Hi, Natalie.    I don't really know anything about crystals. They're pretty.    I'm wondering what you are hoping they will do for you. Maybe they have some kind of healing power. But then I wonder what


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