ancient traditions, interfaith perspective, plain language
My mission is to promote wider understanding and practice of meditation and contemplative spirituality — by presenting traditional teachings from the world religions, in nonsectarian settings, using plain language.
I offer opportunities for group practice as well as one-to-one coaching and occasional retreats.
Using plain language, broadly suited to diverse backgrounds, we study meditation in a continuing cycle:
Examine traditional teachings.
Pragmatically draw from teachings that have universal value. In particular I focus on Buddhist Calm Abiding and Insight meditation, and similar western forms such as Centering Prayer.
Practice according to those teachings.
Actually meditate, alone and in groups.
Reflect upon the experience.
Find wisdom and guidance from the meditation experience itself, aided by personal introspection, group discussion and formal spiritual direction.