Meditation – Long Term Benefits

When I began teaching meditation in the 1990’s, I realized that understanding how meditation works would be essential to exploring more effective meditation techniques. In the quarter of a century since, I’ve learned more about the human mind and meditation than I could have ever imagined.  Now, when I teach, …

Living in Real-Time

Some 2600 years ago, Gotama Siddhartha (aka the Buddha) told* his followers, “Don’t dwell in the past, nor be concerned with the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.” The Buddha’s advice is excellent when it comes to preventing distractions when you’re trying to give something your complete attention, …

Sleep in Bed, Not in Class.

There are meditation programs that encourage you to attend sessions sleep-deprived.  The idea being that when you are physically tired your mind naturally slows down.  The problem is, fatigue also impedes your ability to learn, just ask any grade school teacher. In my opinion, any meditation program that limits your …