Author Archives: Jeff

IWA Board of Directors Welcomes Aaron Chivara

Our board’s latest member brings years of experience in both compassionate service and insight meditation. Aaron is a resident of the Bay Area and is graduating from medical school later this month. He has traveled extensively and has worked in … Continue reading

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Join Team IWA in a Second Harvest Food Sort

Where: San Carlos, CA When: Two dates: Wednesday March 12th, 6:30-8:30 PM or Wednesday March 26th, 6:30-8:30 PM Please join us as we partner with Second Harvest, a Bay Area non-profit with the mission of ending hunger in the Bay … Continue reading

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When You Come Back?

A Cambodian Memoir by Bonnie Goodman We were greeted by a flock of smiling children as we stepped out of the bus onto the grounds of Wot Opot Children’s Center in Takeo, Cambodia. Within seconds, a girl named Channe took … Continue reading

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Team IWA Returns

After traveling 17,000 miles during 16 days, spanning 2 continents, treating thousands of patients, nurturing 60 orphans and experiencing countless adventures the IWA volunteers returned to their point of departure – SFO. We are travel weary but ecstatic about our … Continue reading

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A Day of Meditation

Team IWA concluded its mission to Cambodia with a daylong meditation retreat. 21 volunteers spent the day together in a lovely, spacious apartment in Phnom Penh. The morning was spent in silence with sitting and walking meditation led by Jeff … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes

The doctors, nurses and pharmacists of the mission may have received the most press, praise and fame, but the volunteers who provided logistical, emotional and spiritual support made just as much of an impact on the lives of our patients. … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Compassion in Action

The line of patients waiting to be triaged for the clinic snakes around the block in front of the hospital. Over 1000 patients per day are seen here at Takeo Provincial Referral Hospital by the team of volunteers. Buddhist monks … Continue reading

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