The Gift of Meditation

My meditation practice began at the age of 16. At the time, I had to give up smoking pot to take up Transendental Meditation. One of my finest decisions. I did this practice for about 6 years. I found some aspects of the TM community disturbing, so I went on to learn Vipassana meditation. I took various teachings and went on regular 10 day retreats. Shinzen Young was my first Vipassana teacher. I explored Vipassana, mindfulness and other aspects of “calm abiding” meditation. Over the years I studied the Heart Sutra and inquiry meditation, along with my base practices of … Continue reading

The Zero Point Agreement

This article is taken from my upcoming release titled: The Zero Point Agreement: The Door to Freedom and Lasting Satisfaction. All true and lasting happiness is based on this one principle. When you are in agreement with this principle, happiness and contentment will be the result. No matter what your spiritual base, no matter what you are practicing, without this agreement your spiritual practice and its achievements will be fragile and ephemeral at best. When you are not in agreement with this principle, difficulty and unhappiness will ensue. This agreement will be found within the core of all the major … Continue reading