The Dao of Now is an initiative to bring ancient eastern wisdom to modern, western living. It vows to clear the haze of the modern age by helping individuals wake up to their own inherent wisdom and clarity. It does so through the teachings of mindfulness and meditation. Together we can build a monastery without walls
Remington Cooney (M.Ed)
Mindfulness Meditation Coach
I have been a student of meditation for almost half my life. I began experiencing the healing benefits that arises from a routine meditation practice in my mid-teens, in the midst of struggling with anxiety and depression. From that point on, I've been committed to continuing the practice, as well as sharing with others the gifts that arise from sitting still. My hope is that by teaching mindfulness meditation, it can help ground, nourish and expand others in the same way that it has done so for me.
On this path, I've been fortunate enough to study with many wonderful teachers. My primary teacher is Hoben Kim Hansen from the White Plum Lineage of Soto Zen. My secondary teacher is the late Buddhist & yoga teacher Shoken Michael Stone, from whom I've received certification to teach. I currently receive mentorship under Zen teacher David Loy.
- Mindfulness meditation facilitation training (90 hour)
- Master's in Education - Contemplative Inquiry
- Hatha Yoga teacher certification (200 hour)
Mindfulness is "waking up" to the intimacy of life.
The practice of mindfulness meditation is age old. But in modern application it offers a path (Dao) to embracing the chaos that modern living often presents.
In daily modern life we rush frenetically to and fro with scattered attention. It can feel near impossible to stay anchored in the only "real-time" that your life is happening in: the present.
But how much time do you spend 'time travelling' through the past and future projections of mind?
The present moment is where the intimacy of life takes place. To find our way into that intimacy means tethering our attention to an anchor point.
Mindfulness meditation offers us an anchor. By paying attention to the this present moment - through breath and body - we become more firmly grounded in it, and through it, gain access to our innate wisdom.
Such a process, facilitates deeper connection with oneself, and by extension, deeper connection with our communities.
It is the process of "waking up" that clears the haze of the modern age.