Hi, this is Dana Lewis, presently serving as the technical guy for this site, alias 'admin'. This is not my board, but OUR board. I'll post my own self-intro under my personal ID here. Encourage all to say hello here.
I'm here. Came here from the 8 week MBSR and then follow up graduate mondays mindfulness group; also took the CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) course and am in weekly follow up group on Wednesdays. I use all this stuff to deal with a long-term chronic pain issue as well as depression. For the record, I'm an Air Force vet, discharged in '76 as a Staff Sergeant(e-5). Was a weather observer and served most of my 9 years in Japan, Okinawa & Korea, with some duty in Ft Lewis and Maguire, and one TDY to Ft Carson Colorado. I'm a curious guy and have been reading whatever I can get my hands on that deals with mindfulness. The cocktail of MBSR, Mindful Meditation & CBT have made a dramatic impact on my life and how I live each day. I look forward to watching our little mindfulness community grow over time. I'm a firm believer in 'virtual communities' as adding to what we have in person, not necessarily replacing it. Look forward to whatever unfolds here in our corner of the internet.
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2015 19:40:29 GMT -5 by Obtuse1
"Only the empty cup receives the tea." Japanese Zen Saying.
In most Bulletin Boards and web forums there is a place where new members go to say hello to everyone, to introduce themselves, or for older members to announce a change in their situation. This helps build more connection with each other and hopefully build a mindful community here as time goes by. To introduce yourself in this folder you can reply to this item,or, create your very own thread where you can say anything at all about yourself any old time. We have a few new members in the last few weeks so I encourage them, and the MVD others who usually lurk here, to help the conversation around the campfire get started.
Hi. I'm John Sykes of Lewes DE. A Navy vet, I left service in Feb of '71 as an ETN2, with a focus on transmitters. During 2 years active, I served on the USS Gearing DD710 and USS Grand Canyon AD28, both out of Newport and made two Med cruises. Although "retired" from a career in hi tech, I'm very much involved with a non profit service organization that takes most of my time. Got started in 2006 with Vipassana breath based meditation from the Theravada tradition, have been on a bunch of retreats, learned the jhanas and am interested in Zen to forget all the other stuff that I learned. My daily practice averages around 30 minutes on the cushion in the morning. Although I also occasionally practice the 24 step short form of Yang Tai Chi. With an interest in brain stuff and Buddhism, I host a facebook group called Buddha, Brain and Beyond. For you FB folks, please check it out and join.