I am offering a new mindfulness series in autumn! Please find details on the Happenings page! I am a mindfulness and meditation guide for organizations, groups and individuals. My offerings range from weekly sessions and multipart courses to workshops and weeklong retreats. My practice is anchored in Buddhist teachings and neuroscience evidence, and I source from diverse wisdom and liberation traditions as well. I focus on how we can translate teachings that may seem abstract or unattainable into embodied practices for truly living more mindfully and kindly in all aspects of our daily lives—and for cultivating awareness, compassion and action in response to what’s happening in our interconnected lives and world.
“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. Patricia grounds her teaching in the traditional origins of meditation, incorporates neuroscience evidence, and uplifts the teachings of BIPOC thinkers.” ~ Cori Racela, Former Deputy Director, Western Center on Law & Poverty
“Patricia is the most amazing mindfulness guide. She relates to you with so much empathy, kindness and gentleness. She reminds you that you are part of a greater system, that we are all interconnected.” ~ Savita Bailur
I guide on topics like: grounding on the earth; finding our refuges; how to meditate; RAIN practice; calming the inner critic; releasing from clinging; stillness and non-doing; equanimity; you are enough, non-perfectionism; self-compassion; wise intention and commitment; meeting uncertainty; planting seeds of freedom; embodied boundaries; mindful communication; asking for help, learning to receive; mindful meetings; deep relaxation and sound-vibration meditation; impermanence, non-attachment, letting go; grief; gratitude; joy; love; and more!
I studied mindful awareness practices at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. I have deepened my wisdom and practice through many trainings and retreats at meditation centers and monasteries in the US and Europe, including many retreats in the Plum Village and Insight Meditation traditions, and regular trainings in Mindful Self-Compassion. I continue to learn from diverse teachers, sangha-community, our kindred beings, and the earth.
I offer equity pricing and a free first consultation. To discuss how I can support you, your group or organization, please contact me. Gratitude.