Reflective Meditation

Cultivating Kindness and Curiosity in the Buddha’s Company

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With its innovative narrative format, Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer’s Reflective Meditation: Cultivating Kindness and Curiosity in the Buddha’s Company sets out a conversation that comes from their deep and heartfelt care for meditators.

A unique, witty and compassionate conversation between authors and reader, Nelly and Linda’s voices are deeply rich, genuine, and touching, resonant with the feminine experience.

Gorgeously written, amid their dialogue the reader is invited to creative craft their own meditation practice, as well as getting a sensitive and intelligent overview of basic early Buddhist teachings.

Meet the Authors

Linda Modaro

Linda Modaro is spiritual director and lead teacher of Sati Sangha, an online meditation community. She also mentors teachers and offers ethical reflecting for Buddhist teachers. Formerly an Acupuncturist and master of Qi Gong, Linda created a bestselling four-part Qi Gong video series, Discovering Chi (1995).


Nelly Kaufer

Nelly Kaufer is founder and lead teacher at Pine Street Sangha, a meditation center in Portland, Oregon. A psychotherapist in private practice, she integrates Buddhist psychology into her clinical orientation as well as in continuing education workshops for mental health professionals. Nelly has co-authored several books, including A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Renewal (Harper, 1994).

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Reflective Meditation Reviews

D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer
Midwest Book Review

From considerations of Buddhist concepts of vulnerability and suffering to how meditators grapple with challenging characteristics of existence and experience, Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer craft a dialogue of possibilities that ultimately transcends much of the average reader’s concepts of what meditative practices can reveal…The dialogue portion of the practice is just as essential for understanding and success as the meditative process itself. Conversations about experience, intention, mindfulness, and more permeate insights about the bigger-picture thinking meditation can unfold in a dance of mental origami.

Josh Summers
host of the Everyday Sublime podcast

You may discover, as I did, a gentler, kinder and more ethically integrated doorway into the heart of the Middle Way.

Carol Newhouse
co-author of A Women’s Guide to Spiritual Renewal and Country Lesbians

You are invited into the room as two dharma friends, highly accomplished meditation teachers, engage in intimately reflective conversations on topics such as power, feminism, and the many causes and conditions of their lives.

Sharon Salzberg
author of Lovingkindness and Real Change

How do you share your experience of meditation? Linda and Nelly share their personal journey of meditation and offer ways to relate that completely fit in everyday life.

In the Media


Conditionality: A Transformative Shift in Perspective

Author: Nelly Kaufer and Linda Modaro Below is a part of the conversation between Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer and Serge Prengel for the ActivePause podcast. Click here to listen to other dharma ideas we explored together. The focus on conditionality in Reflective Meditation emphasizes the dynamic nature of our self-perception and behavior, challenging the…

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Bison by Nelly Kafuer

Power is Complex

Authors: Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer “There are deep-rooted biases about the capabilities and limitations of women, and also of men. I think we all have them, because we’re conditioned by the culture we live in. Conditioning propagates a plethora of biases. Biases about whether there should be clear-cut gender attributions and identities. Even biases…

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Women Empowering Women

Women Empowering Women

Authors: Linda and Nelly Podcast: Be Heard Women Empowering Women with Mimi Brier We enjoyed discussing our book, Reflective Meditation: Cultivating Kindness and Curiosity with Mimi Brier. Although this was Mimi’s first exposure to Reflective Meditation she realized it resonated with other practices in her spiritual life and that “I am meditating more than I…

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