changed the way I live life. I found a peace that is
alive and growing. I am very grateful!"
is happening around the world, a rising to ever-higher
levels of consciousness. If you take this class, you will
be participating in the transformation of your own
self and of all humanity."
city of hope and healing—for those wanting to explore
meditation as a means of more skillfully approach-
ing the challenges of daily life."
and peacefully. It taught me practices that have spilled
over into my relationships with others, and improved
them. I highly recommend the class to anyone who
is thinking of taking up meditation or who wants
to expand their current practice."
"I have been a religious professional (Methodist pastor)
all my adult life. I began exploring spirituality seriously about
halfway through my career. In my preaching and teaching, I
began asking questions rather than giving answers. People I
worked with began to grow. But of all the training and disci-
plines I have done, this class has been the most helpful to
me by far. I wish I had taken it decades ago."
"Doug's class helped me to look at many things with
a new perspective. It has already given me more peace
and I know that with continued practice there will be
more changes in my life. Thank you so much for your
gentle guiding and inspirational writings! I saved
every one of them."
"The class was highly practical, and Doug's daily
writings kept the spirit of meditation nearby at all
times. I especially appreciated how the wisdom of the
Buddha was shared in an accessible way, not requir-
ing previous in-depth historical knowledge, while
shedding light on the many mental hindrances
to wisdom and how to dissolve them."
"This course was great. I had a strong basic practice
of daily breathing and walking meditation, and signed
signed up for the course to improve my technique. I
got that but I also got a rich description of context and
rationale going back thousands of years. Doug is a
great coach and there were many helpful Q&A
sessions. I learned about things that have mystified
me for years, and feel optimistic about
taking my next steps."
"I became curious about meditation almost 50 years ago
and since then have cycled through Thoreau and Emerson;
through formal practice at the San Francisco Zen Center; and
reading many shelfs of books on Taoism and Buddhism and
other spiritual tomes. But Doug's exposition of the processes
and possibilities of mindfulness meditation is the most ac-
cessible and compelling I've ever encountered."
has me living life apart from life as it really is. I also
learned how to get beyond my thinking mind and
instead to just be. To be still and to know my
true nature as this stillness, beyond words."