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