The video below is the third presentation in the Spring Term of the College of Marin class I co-teach with Larry Berkelhammer, PhD. It discusses the anatomic and physiologic features of the heart that help it pump efficiently and provide redundancy. It also Continue Reading →
Here’s the video recording from the second session of this spring’s weekly College of Marin class. It talks about the heart as a physical pump, and it discusses the way we feel emotion in the area around the heart. It helps Continue Reading →
Below is a video recorded from the first session of my Spring 2017 Mindful Biology class at College of Marin, co-taught with Larry Berkelhammer, PhD. It discusses the human heart from two perspectives: medical and social. It is the first Continue Reading →
Here’s another video from the class I co-teach with Larry Berkelhammer, PhD, at the College of Marin. This session was recorded on February 2, 2017. It discusses the relationship between brain, mind, and body. It aims to encourage a sense of awe and appreciation.
Here’s a video from the class I co-teach with Larry Berkelhammer, PhD, at the College of Marin. This session was recorded on December 1, 2016, and it discusses the difference between how we feel on the inside and how we Continue Reading →
Below is a video recording of my College of Marin class presentation, delivered 2016 October 13. It discusses the mouth, tongue, and how we taste flavors. At the end, there is a brief guided meditation which is best done with a Continue Reading →
The following video was recorded during my College of Marin class on 6 October 2016. It talks about gut bacteria and makes clear how these organisms and our bodies are part of a single ecology, rooted in the earth’s biosphere.
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 →