Rupesh Chhagan
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  • Austin, TX
  • United States

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Hakomi and Acupuncture

Hi guys,I wrote a little ditty on Hakomipuncture (Hakomi + Acupuncture).  Let me know what you think.The thought manifests as the word;The word manifests as the deed;The deed develops into habit;And…Continue

Tags: buddhism, acupuncture, hakomi

Started Nov 1, 2010


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big fat THANK YOU!

Dear Friends, It's been 6 months since my brush with typhus. It was a powerful, ground-shaking experience of impermanence and powerlessness. Nothing like two weeks straight of alternating chills and high fever, hallucinating in hospital beds, doctor talk of cancer swirling overhead, bone marrow extraction from my hip, and endless beeping machines and dripping IV bags to drive the timeless point home. Besides impermanence and human frailty, one HUGE lesson also came through. I am loved.…


Posted on April 20, 2012 at 11:58am

Men's Group Offering September 14th

Hello Sangha,

I am happy to announce that Steve Milan and I are now offering the latest version of our men's group.  This 10-week group titled Waking Up: Men Reclaiming Our Inspiration will begin on Wednesday, September 14, so now is the time to encourage anyone who might be interested in participating to contact us.  There is a description of the group and all needed contact information copied below.  Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might find it…

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 10:40am

The Sinking Ship: Death & Dying & Chinese Medicine

It was Friday night, and Dan Jones was on his deathbed.  In his 70’s, riddled with pancreatic cancer, the five of us paid our respects with a 15 minute silent meditation.


Dan had been a skillful guide to my men’s group one Saturday in a straw bail house out past the Y in Oak Hill.  Seared in my mind is the memory of his haunting clear eyes and my hands gripping his outstretched index and middle fingers.  Intuitively, he asked,…


Posted on June 21, 2011 at 11:01pm — 3 Comments

A Talk on Death and Dying, May 18th 6:30-8:30pm @ AOMA Westgate

Hello Sangha,


I'd love to see your faces during this upcoming talk on Death & Dying.  I will be speaking on the Chinese Medicine (and, of course, Zen influenced) perspective on this topic.  There will be 4 other speakers.

May 18th  6:30-8:30pm

Academy of Oriental Medicine

(4701 West Gate Blvd, 78745)

Class E



Posted on April 21, 2011 at 11:51am

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At 10:03am on October 23, 2011, joan mueller said…

Dear Rupesh,

I am sorry to hear you are having health problems.  I wish you speedy recovery. 



Joan Mueller

At 3:27pm on October 20, 2011, Lisa Kuntz said…

Rupesh, hope you feel better soon.  I'm glad you were able to go home.



At 5:57pm on September 13, 2011, MIchelle Gatto said…

Thank you for sharring today. I could identify with just about every word you said and so Flint's responses to your words were so comforting to me. Thanks for your courage.


At 12:16pm on August 29, 2011, joan mueller said…



At 9:52pm on November 30, 2010, Eric said…
Sounds like a plan. I missed the last precepts class, so I don't know what the thing is either. I'll let you know if I remember to ask Peg during the intensive what the thing is. : )
At 6:50pm on November 29, 2010, Eric said…
The 19th works for me. I've got something that evening, but not until 7:00pm. Do you have someplace in mind to read the play. You're welcome at my house, but I'm not sure we'll want to drive to Round Rock...? Though if we did, we could carpool after the Sunday program, because the 7:00pm event i have to get to is actually back at Appamada.
At 2:46pm on August 3, 2010, MIchelle Gatto said…
At 5:46pm on May 24, 2010, Peg Syverson said…
Great photo, Rupesh! It's great to see that smile.



Appamada is not just the occasional mindful thought or attentive state of mind, it’s actually a commitment to being attentive. It’s more than just a meditative state of mind, it’s more than just being mindful. It has to do with that primary ethical or moral orientation we have in life, with which we bring into being whatever activity we’re engaged in. Whether in formal meditation, in our interactions with other people, in our social concerns, or in our political choices, it’s the energetic cherishing of what we regard as good.

—Stephen Batchelor


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