Intro to Compassionate Grieving Course

About Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

1710, 2017

Intro to Compassionate Grieving Course

1000: Kuroosh Compassionate
Recovery Program
1001: Intro to Compassionate Grieving Course
Intro to Compassionate Grieving Course is designed to begin to help ease the pain of families who are grieving for the loss of a loved one to addiction / alcoholism. This course will introduce an understanding of life/ death, the natural pains that accompany us, our desires […]

2809, 2017

MAPS II: Cultivating Self-Compassion, Thurs 11AM

102: MAPs II: Cultivating Self-Compassion

Many of us struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages suffer from painful thoughts such as, “I’m not good enough,” “I messed that up again,” and “I hate my body.” Although these thoughts may feel overwhelming and intractabl, we can learn how to work with and lessen […]

205, 2017

Guest Blogger: Mindfulness & Weight Loss

Can Mindfulness Help With Weight Loss?

Nutrition, obesity, and all the issues they bring with them are big bugbears for modern societies. Our diets are worse than ever, and our physical health is suffering as a consequence. Parallelling this is a weight loss industry which has been accused of doing more to feather its own nest than to […]

2611, 2016

Thanksgiving Meditation: Why Do We Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful time to go inward and to contemplate about the forces and causes of happiness.

Perhaps look deeper through your own religious practices and values, whoever you believe in, and draw on its intended wisdom. Wisdom that brings you closer to peace, joy and a sense of connectedness. Of course, it is not […]

2311, 2016

“If you see the Buddha, kill him”

“If you see the Buddha, kill him.”

While this statement at the first encounter can evoke a sense of terror, apparently it’s a hyperbole. Hyperbole for letting go, even of the Buddha and his teachings. Meaning once a person attains full understanding of how things work, is naturally ethical in mind, body and speech, acting with […]

2008, 2016

Teachings: One Arrow is Enough

One Arrow is Enough

What is physical pain to you? Is it uncomfortable? Is it annoying when it persists? Is it unbearable at times? Perhaps all of the above. Working with my students on Mindfulness practices we often talk about getting to know all of your pains including physical, emotional, financial, with relationships, etc. Often due […]

506, 2016

Being Treated As Noble Beings! For Couples

Being part of a couple relationship is a great opportunity to practice and cultivate the sense of connectedness, compassion and love. Of course, with lives moving so fast it is easier to disconnect, criticize or blame. Often, we get lost in our own thoughts, expectations and emotions and disconnect from our partner; get caught up […]

1202, 2016

My Guru, The Pita Bread!

Finally, at the 3rd mindfulness class I took with Daniel, I decided to do the homework he had asked everyone, which was to do one thing we do routinely during the day, mindfully. That is to be with the experience of it and fully giving it our undivided attention.
For example, if we chose brushing our […]

1202, 2016

What about God? pt. 2

It’s amazing how the mind can be so cunning, baffling and powerful, isn’t it? However, I came more from my mind, and less form the heart in my views in the previous post.
Let me share a gift with you, from Thich Nhat Hanh. He says much the same thing, but there is no mind – […]