I am a mindfulness and meditation guide for individuals, groups and organizations. I am here to support all, and I have a special focus on guiding those working for equity at different intersections, offering mindful awareness practices attuned to the needs of advocates for and supporters of justice and liberation. For example, I hold weekly mindfulness and meditation sessions for the staff of the Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP).
“Patricia is incredibly skilled at holding space for people to show up as their whole selves. People new to mindfulness find her sessions relatable and accessible, and more experienced practitioners learns ways to deepen their practice. What I most appreciate about Patricia’s work is that the mindfulness she teaches, and lives herself, is always in the furtherance of social justice. Patricia grounds her teaching in the traditional origins of meditation, incorporates neuroscience evidence, and uplifts the teachings of BIPOC thinkers.” ~ WCLP Deputy Director Cori Racela
I studied mindful awareness practices at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. I have deepened my learning and practice through many trainings and retreats (in-person and online) at meditation centers and monasteries in the US and Europe, including: Spirit Rock, Deer Park, Plum Village, Cloud Mountain, Sharpham House, Insight Meditation Society and New York Insight Meditation Center, where I am a member.
In these retreats and trainings, I have gratefully received the wisdom of wonderful teachers, too many to name, but here are some: Diana Winston, James Baraz, Heather Martin, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Martin Aylward, Lama Rod Owens, Leslie Booker, Bonnie Duran, Jill Satterfield, Kate Johnson, Devin Berry, Jozen Tamori Gibson, and monastics at the Thich Nhat Hanh monasteries. I continue to learn from diverse teachers, from sangha community, from those who I guide, from nonhuman animals, and from the earth and its elements.
As well as mindful awareness, I bring to my sessions wisdom from all of my work domains featured here on the site. I hold compassionate space for all that arises and offer skillful practices and guidance. I offer equity pricing and a free first consultation session. If you are interested to learn more about how I can support you, your group or organization, please contact me. Gratitude.