Maya Malay has a Master’s degree in Theology, is an ordained Interfaith Minister and Buddhist Ngakma. She is a pastoral counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation instructor and Loving Relationships counselor. For over 25 years, Maya has lead life enhancing seminars and retreats. She has served on several interfaith panels and conferences.
She is affiliated with the Palm Beach Dharma Center, having been a student of the Venerables Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche for 28 years.
Drawing from many systems of both psychology and theology, a primary focus in her work has developed as a result of her Buddhist lineage and studies.Malays work includes; Cognitive-therapy, Jungian psychology, Buddhist Psychology, Mindfulness and Comparative Religion, Relationship/marriage counseling, Behavior/anger management, recovery from addictions, bereavement, crisis intervention and spiritual development.
The basis of her work is loving kindness and understanding the nature of mind.Malay states, "It's important that we learn how to use our mind wisely, for it's the source of both our happiness and our suffering. It produces our feeling and reactions to life and to others. When we understand the programming of our conditioned mind and the behavioral habits it produces, we're able to exhibit greater patience and tolerance towards ourselves and others. We learn to cultivate a positive mental atmosphere which leads to peace of mind, freedom from stress, improved heath, spiritual advancement and productivity. We are the holders of the keys to our own innate happiness.”
Maya has written articles, appeared on several television and radio shows, speaking about Meditation and its use for stress relief, building harmonious relationships. She has also spoken on Dream-study, Visualization for health and healing, Past-life Regression, Buddhism and World Religion, The American Diabetic Association, The Nurses Association, Hospice, The Veterans Hospital, and Florida Atlantic University are just a few of the places and organizations that have invited Maya to speak. She has been interviewed by The Palm Beach Post, Yoga Journal and Tricycle Magazine.
Maya also officiates ceremonies (weddings, baby blessings and memorial services). Her work, is insightful and inspiring, heart touching and full of humorous antidotes for life's many difficulties. With loving support and an open heart she counsels, conducts ceremonies, leads retreats and facilitates seminars
Maya Malay, MA
Pastoral Counselor and Buddhist Ngakma
3901 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561- 832- 0224
www.mayamalay.com- lotus mind