“Centering and Powerful- Soken has a gentle wisdom that helps clear the clutter and get to the heart of the matter. His online retreat, which combined guided meditation and teaching, helped me (re)locate my center. He is able to integrate Buddhist teaching and Western philosophy, creating a retreat that speaks to and nourishes our modern spiritual lives.
“Meditation Treasure-The meditation class was a boost, both physically and spiritually, of peace, nourishment and focused calm during an uncertain time. Not only did I treasure the structure, guided meditations, and talks, but also having the recordings to listen to afterwards to continue with the practice of metta.
“[Bodhi Heart Meditation] has allowed me to be in the present moment, not only while sitting, but most importantly out in the world, where it really counts.
“Under Soken’s direction, Cultivating Awareness is a powerfully centering complement to the noise and bustle of modern life. The careful integration of meditation, reading, and discussion makes each hour of class a rich space for self-reflection. Soken’s teaching of mindfulness transcends its popular culture adaptions, revealing the boundless compassion of pure awareness. One is asked to examine the tangled web of emotions and concepts that hinder us from embodying and expressing loving-kindness. I recommend Cultivating Awareness to anyone seeking the tools to cultivate meaning and happiness through a more nourishing sense of being”
“I did the meditation tonight…WOW!!! I can’t believe I feel like this after just one. I feel my heart open. Thank you so much for suggesting it. I feel love going through my body.. I have never felt this before. Crazy”
“I just wanted to let you know that I am still practicing . . . I have noticed a big shift in my daily inner state, and am so grateful for this. I really appreciate the intersection of the conceptual/metaphorical/theoretical and the actual daily practice. It's working for me. Just wanted to update you. Thank you so much.”
“My life has changed thanks to the monthly four week meditation classes Soken guides and teaches on what it is like to meditate from a pure Zen place with a modern twist. I am a completely different person and continue to grow and learn about myself and the universe and all that is.”
“Just wanted to give you a quick update on how useful I find the body-scan [Meditation]. I wish I knew about this years ago. I never thought I could look forward to laying on the floor for 45 minutes without movement but even after a few times I notice the benefits. ”