Mushim Patricia Ikeda

Mushim Patricia Ikeda

Mushim Ikeda is a social activist and teacher at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California. She also works as a diversity and inclusion consultant.

Recent Articles

How to Practice Metta for a Troubled Time

Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches us how to generate loving-kindness and good will as an antidote to hatred and fear.

The Ultimate Gift

Mushim Patricia Ikeda’s parents gave her baby sister to an aunt living an ocean away. This act of generosity changed the way she thinks about giving.

I Vow Not to Burn Out

Mushim Patricia Ikeda says it's not enough to help others. You have to take care of yourself too.

Is Meditation Painful?

Buddhist teacher Mushim Patricia Ikeda suggest alternatives when meditation becomes too painful.

Omitting None: The Deep Practice of Community

The practice of community, says Mushim Patricia Ikeda, is more than including beyond all people, even all beings. It mean including all thoughts, all emotions, all realities—the bad as well as the good.

We Can Do This!

As long as we don’t burn out and give up, we really can change the world. Mushim Patricia Ikeda on self-care for activists.

I feel a lot of pain when I meditate. What can I do?

Mushim Patricia Ikeda talks about dealing with physical pain in meditation.

A Story for Buddhists in the ICE-raid Era

Mushim Patricia Ikeda shares a small piece of Buddhist history that she’s never forgotten, and that she hopes we'll always remember, too.

A Meditation for Working with Post-Charlottesville Stress

Mushim Patricia Ikeda gives instruction in Metta meditation, which can help us foster feelings of loving-kindness, or good will.

Conversations With My Son

Mushim Patricia Ikeda traces her path as a parent through some of the humorous, poignant and penetrating conversations she's had with her young son, Joshua.