Looking beyond the everyday
Some of the biggest influences in my thinking come from the great Buddhist monk and psychologist Jack Kornfield and the thinker Carl Jung. Carl Jung wrote a lot about the East and Jack Kornfield travelled to the East, exploring Buddhist psychology. It is important to stay in the present moment but to also plan for the future. We need to do both. If you have an interest in Carl Jung, I recommend some readings of his that can be found on the website for the C.G. Jung Institute where they offer classes to the general public and to professionals. As far as meditation goes, there is a place in Woodacre, CA called Spirit Rock that Jack Kornfield helped found. They offer meditation classes there which are psychologically oriented.