This 17-minute meditation was recorded in Costa Rica on March 19th, 2020. My retreat co-leader Scott Davis and I had been up all night taking care of someone in great distress. Scott is a Chinese Traditional Medicine practitioner; he has a very grounded and comforting way of putting his hands on people, feeling the pulse in their wrist, gently administering his acupuncture needles. I was very moved as I watched him tend to this person, and afterwards – feeling quite cracked open and raw – I came directly to the meditation hall and guided this practice. It’s all about how to hold ourselves – and each other – with care.
Being human takes practice.
Get short reflections on meditation, mind, and the baffle-wonder-challenge of somehow existing. Includes three videos on how to kick-start your meditation practice, and several badly-timed jokes.