Meditation & Buddhist Practice
An ancient approach for a modern world
Have you ever been asked if you meditate, and you reply, "I tried for a while but it was too hard!"
This is an incredibly common phenomenon. Many people take a meditation class, or an online tutorial, or go on a retreat, only for the practice to fade away over time. That's because learning to meditate from an online tutorial or retreat would be like trying to learn high-level gymnastics from YouTube or a weeklong camp. It's just not enough.
The Right Approach
An effective meditation practice needs personalized training, in a system of techniques & practices, and with ongoing support. Without all these things, your meditation practice will wind up like that old exercise bike: in the corner with laundry hanging on it.
I teach people how to meditate in a way that works for them, starting with posture. Hint: you don't have to sit on the floor if it doesn't feel good! I work you up gradually until you can sustain your focus and maintain emotional positivity. Then, and only then, do we begin working to dissolve the bounds of your ego for lasting change to the way you move through the world.
Meditation is just one part of an effective practice life. Just as a naturopath might ask about your diet to fix a skin condition, we often need to look to our daily life to go deeper in meditation. How is our work life, our relational life, our creative life? All of these play into how effective our meditation practice will be -- and vice versa!
My own teaching background includes working with state prison inmates. I know about hard lives. I have seen what an effective meditation practice can do to change someone's life for the better, even when that person is behind bars. Moreover, I can guide you in using your practice to free you from the prison of your own mind.