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Jim Piekarski, a retired psychotherapist, currently leads meditation and discussion classes at BLBMC. As a board member, he organizes classes for new meditators throughout the community.


Jim’s 30-year counseling career was as a licensed marriage and family therapist and as the Clinical Director of the nonprofit Phoenix of Santa Barbara. He is the author of the book, Mastering Your Emotions with Your Spouse and Others.


Jim says he began his spiritual path by exploring Transcendental Meditation. More recently his focus is in non-dualistic Buddhist teachings such as meditations of the Dzogchen, Mahamudra, and Advaita Vedanta traditions.

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