ABOUT US

IS TODAY ALL THAT YOU WANT IT TO BE?

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Take a moment to think about those things that push your buttons. You may want to write them down  It can be something little or something large. Really now, it shouldn't be all that surprising how little it can take to turn a good experience into something else. Sometimes it's people; Family, friends complete strangers who can ruin the moment for you. Or, you can find yourself caught off guard by circumstances, events, even situations that sneak up on you!


Today you can begin to learn the power of Mindfulness. That power is intended to teach you how to take charge of your responses. To recognize those external messages that set you off thus allowing you be proactive rather than reactive. 


The ongoing practice Mindfulness empowers you to take charge of your life. While bad things cannot be avoided how you react to them is your choice.

ARE YOU FEELING BOXED IN?

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On your right is an illustration showing how you and I live our lives. When stressful or challenging issues interrupt your life you can feel as though life has you trapped in a box. A box not of your choosing. It can be the little things you experience or it can be the big things that occur in your life.


Often it doesn't take very much to put us over the edge and when these things happen it seems as thought there is no way out.


Mindfulness, when practiced in the Buddhist tradition, can take you outside the four walls of your box, it can give you the tools to take back your life.

Jim Aldrich, Founder - WHO IS THIS GUY & WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO HIM?

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 If you remember nothing else about me, please remember this: This workbook is the result of my 15-year quest to learn, live and share the impact of Acceptance, Mindfulness and Buddhism in my own life. This said, STOP – LOOK – LISTEN & ACT is a work of love. 


A social work graduate of Colorado State University & a Masters degree from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO with more than 35 years experience. Shortly before retirement I discovered mindfulness. With this my life has followed a path of an ongoing life-changing process.


In my retirement I turned to writing This workbook  is the culmination of my return to my roots of spirituality, social activism, and dialogue.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • Absolute truth does exist and most likely is not what we think!


  • In the Western world view there are three predominate deistic faiths; Muslim, Judaism, and Christianity. In all three instances, traditional Buddhism serves as a compliment to how each faith is expressed. 


  • Upon examination of each of these deistic faiths, they place human suffering as integral to their theology.


  • The ways of the Buddha are not a religion, nor are they a philosophy, or a psychology. Simply put, They are an offering to all, applied in each person's life as is appropriate. 


  • The lives of those choosing to follow the path of mindfulness as taught in traditional Buddhism will have that life radicalized.



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It is this author’s intent in writing the STOP LOOK LISTEN and ACT workbook  to offer the reader a path that will result in a change of heart. The most profound change will be a renewed spirit of authenticity. 

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