Important influences:

Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Winnie Nazarko, Greg Scharf, Alexis Santos, Melissa Myozen Blacker, Adyashanti, Judith Blackstone, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Steve Armstrong, Taiun Michael Elliston, Sky Dawson, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ajahn Chah, Dipa Ma, Shunryu Suzuki, Toni Packer, Charlotte Joko-Beck, Norman Fischer, Huston Smith, Joseph Campbell, ....



I try to recognize wisdom when I see & hear it, so I prefer quoting much wiser people than writing my own material. When I do write "my own" material, it may appear gnomic, but I'm trying to pass on something I've found to be valuable, perhaps even wise - which certainly does not originate from me.

About me


I'm John Lovas
retired from practicing oral & maxillo-facial pathology, being a university professor & administrator.
I now have more quality time for family, meditating, reading, pickle-ball, silent meditation retreats, yoga, and facilitating MBSR programs. I also write blogs & lecture about mindfulness-related topics.