"Who looks outside dreams,
who looks inside awakens" ~ Carl Jung
Ann Porto, PsyD, is a retired clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 35 years of experience. She has a specialty in geriatric and adult populations, death and dying care and she has completed pre and post doctoral training as a neuropsychologist with the Brown University Consortium in RI. She has studied and practiced Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the 1970s and later vipassana, mahamudra and Bon meditation practices.
Ann is currently studying and practicing Dzogchen, Mahamudra lineage and phowa (transfer of consciousness at the time of death for self and others) practices with Tibetan Buddhist and American teachers in the NY, Colorado and Massachusetts areas.
Ann leads a group meditation at the following locations:
East Greenwich, RI, www.laughingelephantyoga.com
Wednesday mornings, 8:30-9:30am. No need to register, students are welcome to drop in. Cushions & pillows are provided. This group is donation based.
North Kingstown, RI, www.bluedragonflyri.com
Thursday evenings, 6:15-7:30pm. No need to register, students are welcome to drop in. Cushions & pillows are provided. $12
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
Patanjali - Indian Philosopher
Saint Theresa's Prayer
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us