The video below was recorded during a recent session of the class I teach at College of Marin. It begins with a discussion of why we turn to mindfulness and how the practice helps us in our daily lives. It Continue Reading →
Water pours down the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne in a series of steps, and recently I trekked alongside it for five days. As if on a prolonged walking meditation, I spent the time by myself, simply walking, listening, and watching. Sometimes Continue Reading →
Why do we end up alienated from our bodies? For one thing, we live in a civilization that runs on the power of mind and is less reliant on the strength of the body than any previous human culture. The priority of mind Continue Reading →
Here’s another video recorded during the College of Marin community education class I co-teach with Larry Berkelhammer, Phd. This one covers the relationship between mind and body while giving suggestions for how to improve it. The last part of the recording Continue Reading →
The following video was recorded during the College of Marin community education class I co-teach with Larry Berkelhammer, Phd. It discusses the human pelvis from a number of perspectives, with an eye toward helping us feel more appreciative of that Continue Reading →
For quite a few years now, I’ve regularly connected with an expansive feeling of awareness spreading outward toward the larger sphere, into what I once called the corridors of consciousness. It’s as if my local experience mixes with that of a great cosmic mind. This mental state, Continue Reading →
Biology has always been central to my maturation as a human being. It helped me survive a harrowing childhood; it diverted me from delinquency; it gave me a focus in young adulthood; it led me away from addiction; and it Continue Reading →
When I was in medical school, my classmates came from diverse backgrounds. Some came from wealthy families and some were poor. The majority were of European-American descent, but many came from minority backgrounds, including African-American and Latino-American. Slightly more than half the class Continue Reading →
The video below was recorded during the College of Marin course that I teach with Larry Berkelhammer, PhD. This particular presentation briefly looks at how the body and mind respond to life experience.
The video below was recorded during the College of Marin course that I teach with Larry Berkelhammer, PhD. This particular presentation briefly explores models of human experience with the aim of encouraging mindful appreciation of life.