Meditation has been the single most transformative practice I have taken up. It has made me a calmer, less reactive, more thoughtful person. The first thing I do every morning is meditate, and I consider it the most important part of my day.
For years, I’ve been talking about meditation to whoever would listen. I’ve offered some rudimentary training in it in articles and workshops, and even talked about the science behind it. So I’m thrilled to announce that our friends at the Shambhala Mountain Center are starting a 5-day “Science of Meditation” online course featuring some of the best meditation teachers in the world.
For someone deep into meditation, the list of teachers reads like the Team USA Basketball team roster: all the superstars in one spot. I am not exaggerating when I say these folks are the best at what they do:
- Matthieu Ricard, Ph.D., Buddhist monk and “World’s Happiest Man”, author of Happiness and Altruism and best buds with the Dalai Lama
- Prof Dan Siegel, one of my favorite teachers, author of Mindsight, one of my favorite books, and the new Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human
- Prof Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness and all-around amazing teacher
- B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., one of the foremost Western scholars of Tibetan Buddhism
- Prof Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
- Prof Paul Gilbert, creator of compassion-based therapy
Anyway, the whole thing is broadcast for your benefit without charge; you may access the recordings up to 48hrs after they’re broadcast. Should you decide to purchase a package of the recordings, I receive a part of the proceeds. And frankly, if I didn’t receive a penny, I would still tell everyone in the world about this. There’s a few millennia worth of wisdom amongst these teachers, and they receive my highest recommendation.
I’ll be listening to the lectures myself. Whether you’re a long-time meditator looking to deepen your practice, or a novice looking for a right excuse to jump in, you can’t do better than the teachers on the roster for the Science of Meditation Summit. Meditation is the life-changing practice, and I sincerely hope you can join me. Click here to sign up.