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A trail in the woods with trees and blue sky

Fragile fabric of earthly life, each breath taken a generous gift.

--Sabine Schulze-Steele

A tree with many branches in the middle of it

Crooked old cottonwood, we're all hangin' by a thread, waiting to exhale.

--Sabine Schulze-Steele

A stream running through the middle of a forest.

Water seeks the ocean deep in the overgrown riverbanks. My mind was all tangled up.

--Sabine Schulze-Steele

A view of trees from the ground up.

In the woods, not quite out of the woods yet, nothing but bewilderment.

--Sabine Schulze-Steele

A tree with two branches and leaves on it

Silvery new leaves are awestruck. We watch your dance while we search for our rhythm.

--Sabine Schulze-Steele

Literature and Links

Bhikkhu Nanamoli, Bhikkhu Bodhi (1995)  The Discourse on Mindfulness Immersed in the Body, Majjhima Nikaya 119. Boston, Massachusetts:  Wisdom Publication, Bhikkhu Bodhi


Thanissaro Bhikkhu-Mindful of the Body: A Study Guide. (Free Distrubution), Valley Center, California: Metta Forest Monastery, Thanissaro Bhikkhu


Thanissaro Bhikkhu, (1996). -The Wings to Awakening: An Anthology From The Pali Canon. Barre, Mass: Dhamma Dana Pub.

Dale, C., (2009). -The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy. Boulder, Co: Sounds True, Cyndi Dale

Dossey, L., (2013). -One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is part Of A Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. New York, NY: Hay House. Larry Dossey

Gerber, R., (2001).-Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies, third edition, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company, Richard Gerber

Kabat-Zinn, J., (2013).& Thich Nhat Hanh, (2013). -A Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Revised Edition New York, NY: Bantam , Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thich Nhat Hanh Press

Kabat-Zinn, J., (2005). -Wherever You Go, There You Are. New York, NY: Hachette Press Jon Kabat-Zinn

Kennedy, A., (2014). -Honoring Grief: Creating Space To Let Yourself Heal. New York, NY: New Harbinger Pub., Alexandra Kennedy

Kornfield, J., (1993). -A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York, NY: Bantam Press, Jack Kornfield

Marcher, L., & Fich, S. (2010). -Body Encyclopedia: A Guide to the Psychological Functions of the Muscular System. Berkley, Ca: North Atlantic Press., Lisbeth Marcher and Sonja Fich

Pert, C., (1997). -Molecules of Emotions: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine. New York, NY: Touchstone Pub, Candace Pert

Porges, S., (2011).-The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation. New York, NY: Norton Press, Stephen W. Porges

Sapolsky, R. M., (2004). -Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, third edition,. New York, NY: St Martins Griffin’s Press. Robert M. Sapolsky

Scaer, R., (2014).-The Body Bears The Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease. third edition, New York, NY: Rutledge Press, Robert Scaer

Steele, R., (2014). -Tending The Fire: Through War and The Path of Meditation. Hawaii, Maui: Sacred Life Pub., Ralph Steele


Steele, R., (2019) - FOUR HUNDRED YEARS

Weingast, Matty, (2020), Bhikkhuni Anandabodhi (Forward); the first free women: Poems Of The Early Buddhist Nuns; Boulder, Co. Shambhala Press., Matty Weingast

Buddhist Meditation: The Sunlun Way by Sunlun Shin Vinaya


  • Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery— A Buddhist community in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho & Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, located in northern California
  • Access to Insight — Readings in Theravada Buddhism
  • Amaravati Buddhist Monastery — located in England
  • Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society The center is dedicated to furthering the practice and integration of mindfulness in the lives of individuals, institutions, and society through a wide range of clinical, research, education, and outreach initiatives in the public and private sector. These initiatives include the renowned Stress Reduction Program - the oldest and largest academic medical center-based stress reduction program in the country.
  • Dhamma Talk: Ajahn Sumedho. Venerable Ajahn Sumedho was born in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1934. He left the States in 1964 and took bhikkhu ordination in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Cha
    This site contains Dhamma talks in Theravada Buddhism, in which Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) is a senior monk known for his skill in meditation and teaching.
    Audio tapes of Buddhist talks by : Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Sylvia Boorstein, Stephen Levine and many others. A selection of Buddhist videos is also available.
    Heike Ohland is a psychotherapist and healer, with emphasis in trauma-therapy through EMDR; constellation work; energytherapy and systemic coaching. She has studied with meditation masters in Myanmar; and Chi-Gong masters. Her primary practice is in Germany and teaches retreats internationally.
  • Hubble Space Telescope has amazing photos of our solar system, galaxy and beyond.
  • Insight Meditation Society and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
  • International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, non-profit interdisciplinary organization dedicated to exploring and applying subtle energies as they relate to the experience of consciousness, healing and human potential.
  • Alexandra Kennedy is an author, spiritual teacher, healer, licensed psychotherapist in Santa Cruz, Ca., addressing recovery from grief/bereavement & loss of a parent: books, tapes, workshops, and articles.
  • Barbara Powell is a veteran yoga teacher who teaches in Santa Fe and Mexico. She also conducts healing retreats for personal restoration, in a beautifully situated forest cabin just minutes from downtown Santa Fe, N.M..
  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center