Mark Schecter

Path of Mindful Awareness

Mark S. Schecter, DC, ND has lived and worked as a holistic chiropractor in San Luis Obispo since 1979. He currently lives in Cayucos, CA.

History and Credentials

1971 – Began practicing TM (transcendental meditation).

1974 – Began studying and practicing Zen Buddhist meditation.

1986 – Began studying and practicing Mindfulness meditation through Shambhala Buddhist centers in San Francisco, Berkeley and Los Angeles including numerous retreats and programs.

1994 – Taught a 10 week meditation program to HIV+ inmates at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.

1995 – Began teachers training for MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) in Mountain View and Santa Cruz. My instructors included Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Bob Stahl.

1995 – 2004 Teaching MBSR in our community at French and General Hospitals as well as other locations to physicians, nurses, mental health care professionals and the general public.

2013 to present – More than 100 students have completed Mark's eight-week (21 hours) The Path of Mindful Awareness program which combines MBSR with time-tested insightful wisdom and evidence-based research at Green Lotus Center in Morro Bay. This is a secular approach that is non-religious but can be considered ‘spiritual’ in the sense that is communicated by this quote from former teacher of Mark's:

Spirituality is simply a means of arousing one’s spirit, of developing a kind of spiritedness. Through that we begin to have greater contact with reality. If we open our eyes, if we open our minds, if we open our hearts, we will find that this world is a magical place. It is not magical because it tricks us or changes unexpectedly into something else, but because it can be so vividly and brilliantly. - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Mark has a passion for this work and loves sharing it with others.

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★ For more information call Mark at 805-995-2010 ★
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