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Zen Meditation Workshop – December 17

See: https://www.meetup.com/Young-St-T-O-QiGong-Meditation-Zen-Energy-Work-Healing/events/vsgvvmywqbwb/ for full details. To Register for this event, you will need to create an account on Meetup and RSVP to the event.  Look for the Join and RSVP button at the upper right. (Workshop) **Price includes exta (Zazen) class.

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‘The most disgusting thing I’ve seen in the water’

The giant mass of plastic waste taking over the Caribbean Sea

Posted in Environment, Newsletter

What You Think is as Important as What You Eat

How to Think Your Way to Better Health By Carl Stronter on Friday September 2nd, 2016 Some are calling it the next frontier in the field of health: mind-body medicine, which is the study of the interaction between the body

Posted in Health, Health and Wellness, Life Strategy, Meditation, Newsletter, Uncategorized

Grading Results – December 1, 2017

Karate-Do: Adult 3rd Kyu Lionel Ntibayindusha Joel Buxton 4th Kyu Rodolfo Realin Karate-Do: Children Yellow/Orange Jordan Ames (S) Madelaine Babcock Holz (E) White/Yellow Zoe Calmettes Benjamin Banaag (S) We expect through diligent study, training and application, there will be further progress in the

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Resilience: How to Train a Tougher Mind Part 2

Mindful practice Lantieri believes that mindfulness and other fundamental stress-reducing strategies are vital foundations for the kinds of changes Charney talks about. “Many of the factors he mentions are internal strengths that can be cultivated through mindfulness – such as

Posted in Health and Wellness, Life Strategy, Meditation, Meditation Resources, Newsletter, Niei Chi

A million bottles a minute:

World’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’ Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict

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Gosei Yamaguchi – The Constant Innovator Part 2

From Father to Sons But Goju was not to remain the sole province of Japan and Okinawa.  Mr. Yamaguchi’s younger brother, Gosen Yamaguchi, was the first son to move to the United States, attending two years at San Francisco State

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Resilience: How to Train a Tougher Mind Part 1

Can you learn to be mentally tougher? Emma Young investigates the science of mindfulness and other techniques promising to foster resilience in the face of extreme stress. Note: This article is from the BBC and is reproduced here for informational

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Gain or Loss

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Gosei Yamaguchi – The Constant Innovator Part 1

Sensei Gogen YamaguchiIt was near the end of the interview when we realized it. I asked when his father had passes away, and he gave me the date, May 20, 1989. “Come to think of it, what a coincidence!” said Gosei Yamaguchi. “In Japan they are a day ahead.” The date in San Francisco, where we spoke, was May 19, 1995.
Yet the conversation, while beginning with Mr. Yamaguchi’s famous father Gogen Yamaguchi and his life in Japan, had also traveled across the ocean, to the large, sunlit Goju-Kai dojo where we sat. For Gosei Yamaguchi has not merely carried on his father’s ways, but has continued them. Think of it” To follow the ways of an innovator, you, too, must innovate, and this Mr. Yamaguchi has done.

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