I’m so excited to be offering this with my dear friend Melissa Berry Appleton, a yoga and meditation retreat down in Nosara, Costa Rica. It’s filling up fast and if you’re interested please check out the registration page.
A little something that’s evolved for me in my Buddhist psychotherapy practice, hope you find it helpful… How do we work with our habitual reactions to life, so that we can respond in ways that are more responsive and aligned with our ethics? Riffing on Stephen Batchelor’s E.L.S.A. model of the Four Great Tasks, I’ve […]
Yesterday I got the keys for my new office in the beautiful heritage Mercantile Building, at 318 Homer Street. After four years subletting a space from Alistair Moes of Moose Anger Management, we mutually decided to part ways due to the growth of our practices. I’m just two blocks down the hill from Alistair’s office. […]
After receiving excellent care at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at BC Women’s Hospital in May of 2014, I feel called to offer up this prenatal meditation workshop as a fundraiser to support the good work they do. Feb 22nd 2015, please see https://briandeanwilliams.com/event-info/12818409207/ for more details. with Gratitude: Brian
It’s been awhile. When I set up my website as a blog, I actually had the intention of keeping the content current and fresh. I haven’t been able to do that. There are many reasons for this, including being the father of a new baby, a very active toddler, and a boy coming into his […]
Mindfulness had quite a year in 2013 as a cultural phenomenon. It’s increasing in popularity among companies in the silicon valley, being promoted widely as a health and wellness “tool”, and all the rage in my field of counselling for addressing depression, anxiety, and recovery from substance use. Given the religious/political climate in the U.S., […]
Hi there friends and supporters: Here are some upcoming events that I’m involved with over the next few months, click on titles for more information: Lovingkindness: A daylong meditation retreat with Brian and Vimalasara Saturday November 16th 9am – 4:30pm Woodwards Community Room – 131 w. Hastings Street Beyond Mindfulness: A Buddhist Perspective on Suffering […]
My youngest son “Sidney” is 14 months old now, with equal qualities of busyness and cuteness. Certainly keeps me and my partner on our toes. And it has implications for my Buddhist practice as well, one of which is that a 14 month-old has proven to be a powerful dharma teacher. I think of him […]