Healthy self-confidence

We oscillate between too much and too little ego. We are down on ourself or puffed up arrogant. Yet arrogance is often a reflection of insecurity. It stunts our growth as a human being as […]


2018 Sep. 8-9 Meditation Retreat in Kyoto

Sep. 8 Sat. – 9 Sun, 2018 Meditation Retreat in Kyoto “Discovering Inner Peace in a Chaotic World” *Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin* It is quite a luxury to step out of the fast, chaotic, […]


Meditation and mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]



Mindfulness is now a household term yet most people do not know what it means. This is bolstered by the fact that different experts define it differently. The Tibetan word is ‘tenpa,’ which can also […]


Jealousy and negative judgment

Jealousy and negative judgment are quite common, yet they do not make us feel good. Usually they constrict our heart and make us feel closed. Not recognizing jealously and negative judgment, as they usually hide […]