Oren J Sofer teaches mindfulness, meditation and Nonviolent Communication in both secular and Buddhist contexts.
Oren has practiced meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 1997, beginning his studies in Bodh Gaya, India with Anagarika Munindra and Godwin Samararatne. He is a long-time student of Joseph Goldstein, Michele McDonald, and Ajahn Sucitto, and a graduate of the IMS – IRC – Spirit Rock Vipassana Teacher Training program.
Oren J Sofer first became interested in contemplative practice in high school, when he picked up a little book called The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. He went on to complete a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, and later spent two and a half years of living as an Anagarika (renunciate) at branch monasteries in the Ajahn Chah Thai Forest lineage. Today, his teaching combines classical Buddhist training with the accessible language of secular mindfulness.
Oren Sofer’s Mindfulness Meditations
Oren Sofer leads a guided meditation of Gratitude. The secret of gratitude is that it can be cultivated and strengthened as a source of well being and inner happiness.
Oren Sofer leads a guided meditation Finding Ease. This meditation aims to reduce stress and anxiety. It allows being mindfully aware of just being here without any need to worry.
This is Part 1 of Oren Sofer’s guided meditation about Mindfulness and Pain (Introduction). Allow feeling the weight of the body, remembering the pain.
Oren Sofer talks about Four Ways to Practice with Physical Pain – Part 2 of Mindfulness & Pain Series. Pain can be physical, mental or emotional.
Oren Sofer talks about Cultivating Wisdom as Part 3 of Mindfulness & Pain. To understand suffering, we need to listen to it and look at it on a different view.
Oren Sofer talks about Balance and Equanimity as Part 4 of Mindfulness and Pain. Wisdom and Balance are the two essential supports for practicing skillfully with pain.
Discover ways in redirecting the attention as a way of balancing coming out of the pain in Mindfulness & Pain 5: Balance and Guided Meditation by Oren Sofer
Learn how to bring up kindness toward yourself & use the power of mindfulness to investigate how you feel in Compassion and Investigation by Oren J. Sofer.