About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I recently met Nipun Mehta and he asked me about participating in Awakin calls - which sounded marvelous. What a lovely group this is and I am delighted to join.

A good day to me is when ... I’m present and appreciating what arises, and see ways to optimize every situation for myself & others.

My hero in life is ...My meditation teacher, Shinzen Young, who has taught me by example about egoless service, and through his teachings how to be more present, to suffer less and appreciate more - and, of course, his never-ending insistence that I teach others. 😊

My favorite book is ...Oh, that’s so hard! I will come back to this .....

One thing I'm grateful for is ... The challenges that have helped me grow.

Nuggets From Loch Kelly's Call

Dec 14, 2019, 4 smiles Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Loch Kelly. Loch Kelly, M.Div., is an author, meditation teacher, licensed psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker. He is a recognized leader in the field of meditation, and offers tools for effortless mindfulness. “There is more to effortless mindfulness than meditation,” Loch says. “Effortless mindfulness is primarily an off-the-meditation-cushion way of weaving together contemplation and compassionate actions." Author of three books, including the award-winning The Way of Effortless Mindfulness, Loch has collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn, and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. A long-time teacher of non-dual forms of meditation, Loch spent 10 years establishing homeless shelters and community lunch programs while working in a community mental health clinic in Brooklyn, New York. He also worked extensively with families recovering from the trauma of 9/11. During the call, Loch spoke of “Effortless ... Read Full Story

Loch Kelly: The Way Of Effortless Mindfulness

Dec 11, 2019 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Loch Kelly: The Way Of Effortless MindfulnessReflection questions: What practices allow you to slip into a state of natural spacious awareness while engaged in ordinary activities? Are you able to stay mindful while "off the cushion"?