Body Scan Meditation

I did a body scan meditation last night. On the beach, between dinner with current colleagues and drinks with former colleagues. (I’m at a work conference). I rarely practice body scan meditation but I think I should be doing it more. It’s simple and, if you’re feeling restless or anxious, it can help to quickly …

My First Silent Meditation Retreat with Tara Brach: An Experience of Heart Opening

  "Real love is a permanently self enlarging experience." -Scott Peck  *** As I've mentioned, over the New Year, I attended a five day silent meditation retreat led by Tara Brach. I've written about the first two days of the experience here and here. This post is about the latter few days. I learned about …

Day 2 of a Silent Meditation Retreat: Using Painful Thoughts and Emotions

The second day kind of went as expected. I had obsessively read a number of "accounts" from people about silent retreats and understood that it can be really hard. So yea that turns out to be true. Overall though, I think my experience was pretty mild. I didn't have a meltdown or anything. But it …