Thank you for visiting. My website is here to share my practice of Reflective Meditation. I know from personal experience that it's hard to maintain a regular meditation practice, especially in the beginning. If you'd like personalized support and help with developing a meditation practice that works for you, I'm available for meditation support online and in person in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I'd be happy to share what my practice is like and assist you in your practice.
I am associated with SatiSangha (Newbury Park, CA), Pine Street Sangha (Portland, OR), Vacaya Sisters (online), and Still Mountain Meditation Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
Reflective Meditation for Worriers
Next class starts August 7.
Patience and Compassion in Meditation
We’ve just passed the 9/11 anniversary and you’ve probably heard a lot of remembrances about that day. It’s the kind of event that you never forget where you were when you first learned about it. I can even see in my minds eye where I was and the first images…
This is the nature of our life—there is suffering (as well as happiness, delight and joy). I have had to learn this over and over again. How can I tolerate suffering, gently and kindly?
Reflective Meditation is an open, receptive, less structured approach to insight meditation. It is grounded in the earliest teachings of the Buddha. Hallmarks of the practice are: Gentleness Curiosity Flexibility The roots of this practice are to be found in the Buddha’s early teachings and are based on learning to…
Like any meditative practice, Reflective Meditation requires a significant commitment to realize the full benefits. However, getting started is easy. Here are some initial suggestions: Finding Structure Choose a comfortable position that you can hold for a period of time. Find a quiet place where you’re not likely to be…
I started learning meditation almost 30 years ago when I was out of work due to physical pain and fatigue. I was looking for something to help me cope. Little did I know the journey I would be taking. My goals have changed over the years as I understood how…
In this series of 5 classes we look at how patience and compassion arise in ours meditation and what conditions enhance and enlarge those experiences. What mind states are connected with patience and compassion? How do we see it in our daily lives? This class is open to people familiar with Reflective Meditation.