I am blessed to be married to one of the most talented clairvoyant counselors and healers I've ever met.  Avril Bell Weiss has the unusual capacity and skill to bring people up to the point of transformation in their lives, and help them release their blocks so they can take their next step.  She offers private sessions, in person in Raleigh, North Carolina, and by telephone.  Avril is a trained Montessori teacher and offers workshops in grounding and energy management for young people.  She also offers classes and workshops in Heart Singing and Women's Spirituality.  To contact Avril, click on her photo.
I am privileged to be involved with Zaltho Foundation, a Zen community and service organization founded and headed by Claude AnShin Thomas.  AnShin is a remarkable man, a Vietnam combat veteran who has transformed his life through his path as a Zen monk.  His focus is on facing ourselves clearly and honestly, and he goes around the world giving talks and leading retreats to awaken people to the reality of violence, its causes and its costs.  He is the author of  "At Hell's Gate: A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace" -- a powerful book which I highly recommend.  Zaltho is dedicated to the engaged practice of Zen and to the alleviation of violence and suffering around the world.  Click on the photo to link to their site.
The Community of Mindful Living is the umbrella of mindfulness communities worldwide which practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  To go to their website and find a directory of communities, click on the photo of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Unity Church of the Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a special community dedicated to seeing the Divine in everything, with a strong focus on the transformative power of meditation and prayer.  The church's minister, Neusom Holmes, guides the group.  This church has been very welcoming to Andrew and supports his teaching in the Raleigh area.   To go to the church's website, click on the photo.
Dennis Genpo Merzel, a Zen monk, has developed Zen practices in an unique way for the general population.  He calls his program "Big Mind, Big Heart", and he offers seminars around the United States.  To find out about Genpo and his powerful work, click on his photo.
Michael Young is a unique teacher.  A shaman, accupuncturist, energy-worker, kabbalistic healer and vision quest guide, Michael offers healing and therapeutic work both in-person and on the telephone, leads a school of life-transformation in the Asheville, North Carolina area, and leads vision quests throughout the United States.  Click on his photo to go to his website.
Upaya is a Buddhist community in the southwestern United States headed by Joan Halifax.  Joan specializes in working with the tough events in life, especially the process of death and dying, and offers both general retreats and workshops geared to healing arts professionals.  To learn more about Joan and Upaya, click on the photo.
Richard Brady is one of the founders of the Mindful Educators Network, a group dedicated to promoting mindfulness in education from elementary school through college.  Mindfulness in education improves the classroom environment and the students' capacity to learn.  It also is a key element in conflict management.  The Mindful Educators Network is a great resource for any teacher or administrator.  Click on Richard's photo to learn more. 
Three of the major Buddhist retreat centers in the United States are Spirit Rock in California, Insight Meditation Society and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts, and Southern Dharma Retreat Center in North Carolina.  Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society/Barre Center are centers in the vipassana tradition; the guiding teacher at Spirit Rock is Jack Kornfield and the guiding teachers at IMS/Barre are Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg.  All three offer organized retreats as well as facilities for self-directed retreats.  The atmosphere of each place is conducive to meditative self-inquiry and deep, intensive practice.  To learn more about Spirit Rock, click on the top photo; for more about IMS/Barre, click on the middle photo; and for more about Southern Dharma, click on the bottom photo.

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