Luis Morones has a passion for the life-healing potential of meditation. He has been a daily practioner and student in the Eastern-Western Mindfulness and Contemplative traditions since 1986. He has had the privilege of being a student of Seisen Anne Saunders, Jack Kornfield and Thomas Keating. His best teacher however is his wife, Mary, who with a sobering love brings him back to the joys and challenges of ordinary every day life. Luis is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, who has a position at U.C.S.D. Center for Mindfulness. As a meditation facilitator and therapist, he seeks to address our shared psychological struggles through the practices of loving awareness. Making meditation accessible to all who may wish to explore it as a potential healing seed in the psychological process of recovery is his intent.
As a psychotherapist he has worked since 1980 in a wide range of settings that include psychiatric crisis centers, family counseling, senior living centers and community based clinics. He has been in private practice since 2001. He has expertise working with the Spanish-speaking population in the U.S. and Mexico. Currently he has a growing, practical interest in how meditation may help us live with grit and grace in the full cycle of life, including the elder years.
The concept of the wounded-healer is very meaningful to him in his personal life and practice. When the mind and body begin to settle down in meditation and recovery, what may gradually arise is a compassionate awareness that we are all wounded and healing at the very same time. We are then better able to embrace the wholeness of our lives with a profound sense of peace and gratitude.