Barbara has been practicing Mindfulness Meditation for close to thirty years and Zen for the past several years. She offers a monthly half-day retreat called Meditation Mornings at Bryn Mawr College.
Integrating her interest in Mindfulness Mediation and Zen in the Ordinary Mind tradition with her work as a psychotherapist, she makes available a powerful new approach to exploring the mind-body process. Exploring the mind is a path toward freeing oneself from negative emotions.
Continuing on this path, the meditator explores the nature of Being itself. Spacious, silent and still, it is a ground from which we bring compassion to the world
Dr. Fishman is the author of two books:
Resonance: The Relationship for Lovers of All Ages
This book grew out of Dr. Fishman’s practice of psychotherapy with couples
Emotional Healing through Mindfulness Meditation: Stories for Women Seeking Wholeness
Having developed the capacity to teach meditation, Dr. Fishman used it within the framework of psychotherapy with women
Dr. Fishman is a therapist in a private practice located in suburban Philadelphia, She works with individuals and families, enriching her practice with a Buddhist approach.
Contact Barbara at email@example.com.
About Barbara’s Teachers
Although Mindfulness is traditionally a Theravada technique, Shinzen was originally ordained in Japan as a monk in the Shingon tradition. He has studied and practiced extensively in other traditions, including Zen and Lakota Sioux Shamanism.
His innovative techniques are designed for teaching mindfulness in a precise and understandable way. He has led meditation retreats throughout North America over some three decades, and helped establish several centers and programs.
Barbara speaks appreciatively of Shinzen: “He is a meditator coach who could sense when I was ready to let go of fear, when I could explore my internal world, and when I could take those leaps that lead to the experience of Oneness and compassion.” See: Shinzen.Org for further information.
The Zen Center of Philadelphia is in the midst of the city. It was founded by Pat George and was meant for ordinary people who wish to learn meditation in the midst of their everyday lives. Through Zazen, interviews with Pat, monthly and day-long sittings, students study with like-minded people and open their awareness and heart. Pat received full transmission in the Ordinary Mind School from its founder of the school, Barry Magid.
Barbara adds, “Pat is a deeply committed and compassionate teacher., a human being who brings her heart to the practice of Zen.”
Jules Shuzen Harris Sensei
Shuzen Sensei is the founder of the Soji Zen Center, a contemporary Buddhist Center in Lansdowne, PA. He provides instruction in Zen meditation, philosophy, and contemplation techniques, all designed to train the mind. Soji Zen Center is part of the White Plum lineage.