Overview – I work one-on-one with committed insight meditation students with a focus on nature-based mindfulness as a way of illuminating the Buddhist concepts that support a strong mindfulness meditation practice. I generally ask that students signup for 3 to 5-session bundles so we can develop momentum in your practice and the typical student will choose to work with me for 1 to as many as 5 years or more, spreading their sessions out at a rate that is most supportive to their personal development. From time to time, I also have students who want to work on a specific issue or concept, and that mentoring relationship will often last from 1 to 6 months. Each mentoring session is typically set for 1 hour and is offered on a sliding scale of $60 to $160 per session depending on your personal means.
Sessions Structure – As a mentoring student, you can meet with me once per month, twice per month, or every other month to discuss your personalized meditation and mindfulness practice, articles or other readings that I may assign for study, how you are integrating what we develop together in your daily life practice, self-retreat, and deepening realization of the context teachings that I will point to in order to support your personal mindfulness journey.
The Practice of Dana – My session fee structure is grounded in the Buddhist principle of dana, or mutual generosity. In this modern world, I set a sliding scale for mentoring based on my life needs. You are invited to explore your own practice of generosity by selecting a point on the sliding scale at a level that reflects the value that the mentoring sessions bring to your own life. The dana generated from the coaching/mentoring program compensates me not only for my current financial needs, but also allows me to recover costs I’ve incurred while accumulating my education, credentials, personal retreats, and ongoing professional training. I am deeply grateful for your support which allows me to continue to practice right livelihood as part of my own devoted practice of mindfulness.
Chemistry Call – Before working together, I request that we have a short “Chemistry Call” to discuss our backgrounds and determine whether working together will be supportive of your practice and feels like a good fit for each of us.