Let’s Start From Scratch

I'm a practical dreamer. I like to fantasize about the outstanding possibilities for humanity, and I'm willing to confront the big challenges the prevent stand in the way. Recently, it has been extremely difficult to curate an optimistic vision with so many barriers. The fundamental challenge we're facing is the division. Twenty-five years ago, we …

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Modeling a United Community

As I prepare for my 8th year of teaching high school science, I once again ponder the message I want to share with my students to inspire their dreams. Our communities continue to be divided, and without a vision to unite our efforts, it's difficult to get teenagers to invest in the future. We push …

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Individualism is Causing Unhappiness

As part of an individualistic society, I'm wired to pursue my own success and happiness. When I'm having difficulty sorting through strong disorienting emotions, meditation is a fantastic tool that allows me to sort out my feelings and set a positive course forward. Conversely, when things are going well, I feel entitled to enjoy my …

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Social Justice From the Base of Vipassana Meditation as Taught by SN Goenka

https://insightmyanmar.org/complete-shows/2021/1/5/episode-29-racial-equity-training-in-the-vipassana-organization-of-sn-goenka This podcast interview with Clyde Ford via the Insight Myanmar Podcast strongly connects with me. Within the Goenka organization, my spiritual development reached a plateau that I'm happy with, but I've been stuck trying to figure out how to positively influence my world from this spiritual base. Working towards liberation by solely prioritizing practicing …

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Another School Year Begins!

The school year is starting; It’s time for us teachers to inspire another class of high school students! So what is the inspiring message for this year’s students? Let’s survive the pandemic together with masks and social distancing! Now that it’s abundantly clear that racism exists, let me explain why we continue to protect and …

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