Meditation Practice



"Let go of the Past. Let go of the Future.                                                                                                                                                                 Let go of the Present and cross  over to the farther shore of existence.                                                                                                 With your mind wholly liberated, you shall come no more to birth and death."  



Mindfulness is a process that we are living when we are paying attention to what we are doing. 

Choosing to establish a mindfulness-practice requires a more focused willingness to be in the present moment by acknowledging what is happening in our thoughts. 

There is no right or wrong way to meditate or be more aware. What we are actually practicing is how to calibrate our mind so that we can get reliable readings about our true feelings. It is both a personal and spiritual journey that is about discovery in the moments of attention and stillness. 

Buddhist methods and teachings have always resonated with me in a profound way and yet there are many paths and styles of meditation, all of which mindfulness is the key component. The various styles of meditation practiced throughout the world range from quite simple to very involved. There is so much to discover about ourselves and in so many ways, the simple calming down to a place of breath and quiet listening to our internal pulses is wonderful and challenging. 

The action of being present and using our bare attention lends itself to using discernment; to be able to put aside fictitious constructs with which we often plague our thought processes. Developing more awareness of our emotional state in the present is a wonderful gift. The results of our tuning-in to each thought and emotion can become a foundational place for us to be gentle with ourselves and foster a developing compassion for others. As we continue to practice we discover how to become more consistently present in all our activities. Eventually we find that our meditation practice begins to encompass each part of our lives.

Dancing, singing, playing music, making artwork, tending animals, gardening or cooking a meal... almost everything can be practiced as a form of meditation. 

It is my honor to assist you in finding your path in the realms of meditation and self-discovery. It is a blessing to cultivate peace in our hearts. 


"To be Enlightened is simply to be absolutely, unconditionally intimate with this moment. No more. No less."

                                                                                                                -Scott Morrison 

Seeking is the beauty, the present moment is the journey.

Don Andrade  805.550.2324  805.528.8837