Being human takes practice.

Get short reflections on meditation, practice, and the baffle-wonder-challenge of somehow existing. Includes three videos on how to kick-start your meditation practice, and several badly-timed jokes.

On Sundays, people from around the world join me for a live meditation and hang out. Or they watch it later. It’s fun (ish). It’s community. Nothing really happens. 

Here, with characteristic low production values, I explain the essence of the Do Nothing Project.

Where to Begin?

Funny image of an early explorer
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WEAVE by Noah Pred & Jeff Warren

A new musical collaboration with producer / DJ / sound wizard / friend Noah Pred. The idea of this 12-minute soundscape / meditation is to encourage listeners to adjust their consciousness from the inside, using music both as the object of meditation, and as a reflection of each real-time adjustment.

Stability and Boundaries - A Meditation for Parents

Forget dissolving my sense of being a separate self. I have two kids now. My boundaries are well and truly dissolved ("trampled" is probably more accurate). What I need now is stability and ground. I need good boundaries, not no boundaries. Here's a meditation to help with this - for everyone, especially parents!

Let's Help Regulate Each Other

Back in my twenties, I had this idea of living life like an adventure story. So I did. Until I realized the ratio of fun to struggle was moving in the wrong direction. The fun was getting briefer and more desperate; the challenges were getting longer and more all-encompassing.


Rhythm absorbs attention. It's an old trick – maybe the oldest. Rhythm of the drum, of moving bodies and moving breath. Of voices raised in unison. Find your rhythm. Build your practice. A survival tip for tough times.

Release the amateurs!

Healing and growth, self-regulation and self-understanding — these are too idiosyncratic, too personal, too fundamental to depend on specialists-only. We also need to depend on ourselves and one another. In my mind, nothing will accelerate this more than recasting “teaching” as a creative social activity that any informed person can engage in.

CEC 10-Year Anniversary

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Consciousness Explorers Club, my friend Andrea Cohen made this beautiful 2-minute animation. The CEC is dedicated to the playful exploration of meditation, in a way that empowers participants and communities to be their own teachers.

Why Your Meditation Lesson Must Be More Accessible

Fine piece in Mashable by Rebecca Ruiz, about how to make meditation practice more accessible to people with physical and mental disabilities.