is a meditation teacher and multidisciplinary artist with intensive training in vipassana, Zen and Tibetan Buddhist mystical traditions. He has taught mindfulness at Deer Park Institute in India and New Life Foundation in Thailand. His performance work has been staged in New York, Germany, Sweden and Japan.
Mindfulness as a Wisdom Practice integrates contemplative practice with creative arts, world philosophies, and health sciences. Our focus is on the cultivation of everyday mindfulness styles and practices which open our imaginative appreciation to the wonders of life—even in its seemingly most mundane dimensions. Our creative inspiration for this week will be Yasujirō Ozu’s masterpiece Tokyo Story and the ideas surrounding “devotional cinema.”