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  1. Hi Tom ,
    Thank you for all the dharma you put forth . I have been facilitating a small Monday night group since 2004 and since we stopped meeting in person I have been writing a weekly email ….yes since 2020. Often something in your writing has been included …a poem , a thought , a quote. I am just sitting down to write now and wanted to express gratitude for your creativity. I finally read your whole bio yesterday. I always thought you were a nurse who became a meditation teacher , but actually you were a monk who became a nurse….new understandings …that AhHa moment when the light goes on . Practice is always choosing to turn the light on . Love and wishes Jon

    1. Hi John… so sorry somehow am just seeing this comment (I forgot to set the commenting here to notify me…) Many thanks for your kind thoughts. Just curious- where was your group meeting?
      I do appreciate your comment and so sorry am just seeingf it..take care my friend!

  2. Hi Tom,
    I am a travel physical therapist working on three month contract at Rehab Hospital of Pacific. I practice tibetan meditation techniques at home and with my sangha in Rochester, NY. Would love to join at some point. Do you all start right at 6pm.? Are folks allowed to get there a few minutes late like 6:15 or 6:30pm. I am going to try to make one if I can get out of work early enough as I definitely connect with your website and what it describes.
    Loved the cartoon reminder video on how to connect with mindfulness in daily life!
    Peace and love,

    1. Hi Samana,

      Sure, no problem at all walking in “late.” We are pretty informal. Would love to have you join us!. Just drop in when you can. My cell is (808) 393.6342 if you get lost. Looking forward to meeting you. Tom and Katina

  3. Hi Tom, I am very interesting on doing meditation. I would like to know what dates you have it other then Thursday ?


    1. Hello Walkiria. Unfortunately we only meet once a week on Thursdays. I have a full time job and a family of four and this is as much time as I can realistically commit to teaching. Thank you for you inquiry. Wishing you the best on your journey.