The Eyes Are Useless When the Mind Is Blind

by Carlos Mora Molina

We invite you to a very unique evening of Meditation & Mindfulness. Our special guest, Carlos Mora, will guide you on an experiential journey of the senses with Mindfulness techniques he has learned through 20 years of blindness and meditation.

Carlos’ life took a difficult turn 20 years ago upon becoming blind taking him through depression, confusion, and anger. However, Meditation and Prayer opened his heart and mind to an ample view of life’s opportunities for wonder, joy, kindness, and love.   In his own words: “Thanks to losing my eyesight, I can see and feel plenty more”

Carlos’ newly discovered inner-strength motivated him to seek asylum in the USA moving away from a difficult lifestyle in Venezuela. He arrived in Minnesota knowing 5 words in the English language; yet, a few years later earned a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology  at John Hopkins University and currently works as a Psycho-Therapist at San Francisco General Hospital. He has been a regular contributor to Awakin Oakland for two years, and he’s always contributing to his family in Venezuela. Carlos’ kind heart is always expanding! A very modest lifestyle allows him to  send money to his mother in Venezuela and remain connected with all of his family & friends. Furthermore, he has sponsored tuition and lodging for 3 nieces and a nephew at universities of medicine and dentistry in Latino America.

Carlos’ kindness is felt locally as well. He provides free consultation and coaching skills to friends, friends of friends, and clinical services in various clinics and hospitals to homeless people, LGBT groups, the Spanish speaking, and underserved  populations in the Bay Area.   

For this particular evening, Carlos would like you to join this mutual experience of mindfulness, by using a blindfold and participate in  a dark and quiet place. The zoom session will be auditory only for the first part of the session.  It will be a healing sensory  experience.


About awakinOAK

Intentionally located in east Oakland -- to, on the one hand, overcome institutionalized violence and on the other hand, be showered by the multicultural love and wisdom from neighbors-- this small community strives for integral nonviolence and supports activities that foster fearlessness, courage, autonomy, unconditional love and compassion for all beings. Every Friday for the last 10 years, the anchors of Awakin Oakland, host "Wednesdays on Fridays", an open-house meditation night that was inspired by a family in Santa Clara who has been doing this for close to 23 years [2020] No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just one strong principle -- when you change within, the world changes
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