The Philosophy Behind Our Meditation Programs
"I would rather know the person who has the disease than know the disease the person has." Hippocrates
Meditation has been around for nearly 5000 years, and has been practiced in one form or another by all of the world’s major religions. If you happen to be an adherent of one of them, incorporating meditation will enrich your experience in many ways. Meditation, however, is not a strictly religious or spiritual activity. Joel Stein of TIME Magazine put it this way, “Ten million American adults now say they practice some form of meditation regularly, twice as many as a decade ago. Meditation classes today are being filled by mainstream Americans who don't own crystals, don't subscribe to New Age magazines and don't even reside in Los Angeles.”
Meditation classes and instructors are springing up all over America in places you’d least expect like the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, Georgetown Law School, the Federal Trade Commission, and even West Point!
The beauty of meditation is that it comes in so many flavors and styles. There are techniques that have been scientifically proven to reduce, eliminate, and sometimes even reverse the toxic effects of chronic stress on your brain and body. There are techniques that can elevate your day-to-day mood. There are techniques to help you quit smoking, manage chronic pain, lose weight, and gain self-control. You can meditate to increase your attention span, create clarity of mind, and increase your ability to focus and learn. Meditating on a regular basis cultivates greater peace of mind, emotional balance, and feelings of love, compassion, and connectedness. Meditation can deepen your relationship with yourself, with others, and with all of Life. Meditation is a sort of universal tool that we can all use in whatever way suits us best, and it enables us to live up to our highest potential as human beings.
For me, teaching meditation is not about meditation, it’s about YOU; meditation is just a means to an end. Above all, our goal is to enable and inspire you to experience completely the fullest possible enjoyment of your rare and precious life. Think of it as my opportunity to “pay it forward.”
I look forward to hearing from you and working together.