Upcoming Events

Upcoming Book Talks

Upcoming Events November 20  Google+ Hangout on Air with UNC Authors, WATCH LIVE 8 PM EST with Google+Follow on Facebook & Twitter for real-time book talk updates.  Recent Book Talks  May 5 — McIntyre's Books [North Carolina], 2 PM March 12 —Books & Books [Florida] February 21—Phoenix and Dragon Books [Atlanta],7 PM February 6—The Sophia Institute [South Carolina]   Tweets by @chefshaman //

Lectures, Workshops, and Hangouts

 In connection with the publication of Star Child, I am available of  a variety of speaking engagements such as those listed below Star Child: The Tale within the Tale:  Part reading,  part exploration of the internal writing process covering topics such as the inspiration for the book, how the characters emerged, my approach to the final editing.  Lecture style 20 - 35 minutes with optional Q and A  The Spiritual Lessons of Star Child:  This topic explores both implicit and explicit practices and lessons in the story. Lecture or discussion group format  Book Club Q and A’s:  to discuss Star Child via Skype, Google Hangout or in …

Meg McLaughlin Workshop in Chapel Hill, NC

               3-PART INTENSIVE           April 19-21, 2012 In this three-part intensive workshop, Meg works with us to deepen our meditation and explore the practical usage of energies in healing, connecting, sensing, and awakening our intuition.  Meg will also interact with attendees in a trance-channel state, channeling the energy of Kwan Yin.   Sum Faht is a practice that integrates mind, body, and spirit by combining traditional seated meditation in stillness with standing, walking and guided movement meditations.  Sum Faht meditation activates the di…

Tuesday Drop In Class

This is an ongoing class. Please email me if you are interested in attending for the first time. The class consists of at least two meditation periods with opportunities for feedback, questions and personal insight.Time: 5:00  to 6:30 PMLocation: Please contact for information    

Past workshops: Meditation. Mindfulness. Movement.

A New Series, New Location Eight Wednesday Evenings - 6:30-8:00 PM January 13, 20, 27, February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10 Location: Jubelirer Home 6007 Hathaway Ln. (off Mt.Sinai Rd btwn CH and Hillsborough) Chapel Hill, NC 27514 $120 or donation This course, taught by Kay Goldstein, MA is primarily designed for ongoing students or for those who already have practiced meditation or other forms of spiritual practice elsewhere and would like to deepen their practice. We will use traditional approaches such as mindfulness, as well as energy work, movement and intuitive practices. Typical classes will include periods of silent seated meditation, checking in with each student, and time…

Launching "Cooking Consults" on Google Helpouts

Google is launching a new "Helpouts" service today and yours truly is one of the first people offering one-to-one expert help over live video. I am offering Cooking Consults. Here is the link.  Feel free to get online with me (with video) at any of the designated times to ask me anything about cooking! You can use your PC, smartphone or tablet to access Helpouts (they are offering some great services besides cooking) and it is easy to get help right when you need it and wherever you are. I will be likely be offering some meditation/ mentoring consults in the future, but I thought this would be a fun way to share my wealth of information gathered in a lifetime of cooking and …