Please use the form at the bottom of this page if you have a question or you’re interested in having me do a speaking or teaching engagement.
I don’t do one-on-one instruction, but I do have a network of teachers I recommend. They are: Avi Craimer, Jude Star, Emily and Vincent Horn, and my own teacher Shinzen Young, who hosts a helpful Home Practice Program one weekend a month, at very low cost. Shinzen’s main facilitator, my friend Julianna Raye, has a mindfulness training program for students and would-be teachers here.
There are also many good meditation apps out there. I recommend Insight Timer (free, many many guided practices), 10% Happier (very good and sane, plus their subscription fee includes live support from a team of experienced meditation instructors) and Calm (they really do try to live up to their name, with lots of soothing soundscapes in addition to meditations). I appreciate these apps because I personally struggle with structure in my practice. These apps offer me mini-structure that I can access anywhere, and then pour my mind inside.
Meditation can be empowering and healing. So can community and social support. You learn tips from others, and just hanging out with an open-minded group of fellow explorers can make life better. I do this virtually via my free weekly Do Nothing Project broadcast on YouTube, and sometimes live at the Consciousness Explorers Clubs (CEC) in Toronto.
I also wrote a free “Community Practice Activation Kit” for the CEC that is all about encouraging people to start their own practice groups, in a way that’s uniquely responsive to their local needs and context. The kit includes tips on how to write and guide meditation, how to work with meditation-related challenges, and other practical information.
Finally, although I can’t respond to all the people who reach out, I do read every email. I especially enjoy reading brief notes from people whom I’ve helped, directly or indirectly. Life is short, and love keeps me trucking along.
Thank you, and good luck on all explorations!