Next session – Tuesday, Oct 24, 12:10-12:40
Join Reedies in silent meditation in Eliot chapel each week between 12:10 and 12:40. Sit down - join in - whenever you want. Stay as long as you like.
This event is open to everyone: members of the Reed community and campus visitors.
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“I can’t meditate, it doesn’t work for me,” is a phrase I’ve heard so many times in the past 10 years. Not wishing to be impolite, I don’t push back on this, but I do wonder, “What part of meditation … finish reading I Can’t Meditate, It Doesn’t Work for Me
It seems one cannot meditate without confronting one’s mind, thoughts, and experience. This may be sad news for some. Once, after asking visitors to my beginning meditation class to share what they hoped to get out meditation, one young woman looked … finish reading This Troublesome Mind of Mine
“The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down” by Haemin Sunim has been a best-selling book in South Korea since it appeared in 2012 (41 weeks atop the best-sellers list, 3 million copies sold in 3 years). It … finish reading Clear away the clouds
I’m “coming out” today. Here’s what I want you to know about me, I meditate regularly. Often alone. Often with others. I think a lot about meditation, especially while I’m meditating. I nap during meditation sometimes. I haven’t found an answer … finish reading There Are No Stupid Questions
I’m looking out the window at the busy street that runs in front of my house. It has been covered by snow for the past 48 hours, but now it’s melting and traffic has picked up. A smart driver knows, … finish reading STOP-ping Power
‘Silent illumination’ is a meditation practice from the Zen school of meditation.* The practice is described in ways that often sound impossible and contradictory to the Western ear: just sit, the method of no-method, and so on. So how does … finish reading Silent Illumination – The Method of No-Method
The Shambhala Mountain Center is convening top researchers and meditation teachers this week (Oct. 19-23) for a free, online summit on The Science of Meditation. Follow the link to learn more and register. Remember, it’s online and free! Update: I just registered (takes 2 … finish reading The Science of Meditation
We all know the phrase, “lost in thought.” Expressed this way “thought” sounds like a place we visit, and a place we might leave whenever we choose. But how do we do that? What bus or train can take us away … finish reading Creating Space with Stable Awareness
It’s hard to go through a full day without wishing for something. A sample: I often wish that my body was more fit, healthy, that my mind was a kinder, more stable companion, and that I might find something entertaining or … finish reading Facing imperfection
On this day in 1776 our ancestors declared their independence from the King of England. Beginning meditators often tell me that they are seeking a similar kind of independence from obsessive, habitual, and distracting thoughts. Their desire to be ‘thought-free’ … finish reading Independence Day