✓ …What is an ethical concern you are dealing with now? This can be part of your teaching, or more generally in your life.
✓ …Self care and other care. What is OK and what is not OK? Boundaries and compassion. How do we hold all of these together? Learning to balance and integrate ethical nuances as we walk upon this earth with others.
✓ …The Four Ennobling Truths and Conditionality through a lens of vulnerability and permeability.
I started “seeking” in my early twenties. Unsure what I was looking for, I experimented with many eastern practices and landed in traditional Chinese medicine studying and teaching Qi Gong, Tai Ji and Acupuncture for over fifteen years. Taoist philosophy led to Buddhist philosophy and psychology after a near death experience in 1998 and changed the course of my spiritual practice, teaching, and work with others. I trained and worked closely with the teachers in the Skillful Meditation Project and Recollective Awareness Meditation, put together by Jason Siff. Eventually, I had to leave the SMP home, and founded Sati Sangha so that I could continue teaching Buddhadharma and Reflective Meditation. Thirty years of listening, observing, teaching and being taught by patients and students; traveling to China, Nepal, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada integrating aspects of their cultures. I try to hold this all lightly, yet I cannot deny the sense of having ‘a calling’ rather than a job.