Cultivating Calm Abiding: a silent retreat on The Four Close Placements of Mindfulness


Sunday, March 18 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 10875 Main Street Unit 108, Fairfax, VA In this silent retreat, we train in cultivating calm abiding by gently tending to the four close placements of mindfulness: mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the nature of mind, and the nature of phenomenon.Deepening our practice of calm […]

Discovering Buddhism How to Meditate Class 2


In this session we used the Sutra on the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness as taught by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh. Specifically, we covered meditating using the breath and the body as objects of meditation. We then talked about how to meditate on Feelings using Alan Wallace’s explanation in his book Minding Closely: the four […]

Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive


On January 12, 2018, I was invited to speak at Congregation Adat Reyim’s sabbath of solidarity. The synagogue’s annual celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King’s life brought together people from many cultures and faiths.  The highlight of the evening was a moving rendition of King’s famous “I have a dream” speech given by Rev. Jeffery […]