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Leaves Falling Gently

Is a book about living well despite changes and challenges beyond your control.

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Meditation CD

Guided Meditation CD

Taking a few minutes to follow these practices will foster a sense of clarity, spaciousness, and connection with others.

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Living Fully & Letting Go

Thriving, hope, and meaning, within the context of illness, have been the common thread woven throughout Susan Bauer-Wu's professional and personal life. Her genuine passion, commitment, and skill in optimizing quality of life and healing and promoting wellness are remarkable. This is exemplified in her touching and inspiring presentations, her transformational resilience retreats, as well as her solid research and scholarship. Her vision, knowledge, and wisdom— of how to thrive amidst the challenges of illness and our busy, high stress/high tech world— touch the core of many.


  • "Calm, Clarity, and Compassion in the Storm of Healthcare and Illness", Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM (May 3-5, 2013)
    This is a unique retreat and training for people living with illness along with family and professional caregivers. Through mindfulness and compassion practices, reflective writing, silence, gentle yoga, and intimate dialogue, this weekend retreat will be an opportunity for self exploration and discovery and calming the agitated mind, not changing anything except waking up to your own inner wisdom, opening your heart, and re-connecting with yourself, your loved ones, your vocation, and to nature so vibrant in the Santa Fe hills.
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Join Susan for a Special Trip to Bhutan

  • "Bhutan: Buddhist Symposium and Cultural Immersion Tour", Bhutan (May 31- June 13, 2013)
    Susan will be one of the teachers for this extraordinary opportunity to explore Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas with untouched countryside, welcoming people, and exquisite temples and monasteries.
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Simple Tip to Bring Mindfulness into Everyday Life
When you are overwhelmed, pre-occupied, worried, angry, agitated or uncomfortable: STOP…

  • S  Stop. Simply pause from what you are doing.
  • T  Take a few slow breaths with awareness, noticing the sensations of breathing in and breathing out.
  • O  Observe and curiously notice your thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations.
  • P  Proceed with awareness, kindness, and wise action (or wise inaction).