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How I Found My Heart In Five Days

Last week I participated in a five day meditation retreat, Becoming Bodhisattvas, at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY, just 50 miles from New York City. Their mission is to apply the transformative power of contemplation to today’s pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient

How I Found My Heart In Five Days
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A Leader's Guide to Meditation

> “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” —Zen proverb One steamy afternoon last summer while on a long bike ride, the temperature began to drop and the sky turned black. In the distance, I saw

A Leader's Guide to Meditation
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What a Meditation Master Taught Me About the Power of Intention

My spiritual teacher recently recommended the book, The Mind Illuminated [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01INMZKAQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1] by Culdasa [http://culadasa.com/], (a.k.a. John Yates, PhD). He suggested this to help me go deeper into my meditation practice. Despite only being half way

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There Is No Perfection

Yesterday, I went for a stroll in Madison Square Park with my friend Dan Kimmerling [https://twitter.com/dkimerling?lang=en] who was visiting from the west coast. Dan one of the most thoughtful, intelligent and empathetic seed investors I know. Every time I get together with him, I walk

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My First Think Week: Going Off The Grid To Explore

Sundown on one of my many nature walks Earlier this month, my good buddy, Mike Karnjanaprakorn [http://mikekarnj.com/], Founder / CEO of Skillshare, stopped by our place in the Catskills for a few hours. He was just coming off his seventh ‘Think Week.’ Over lunch, Mike explained the inspiration behind

My First Think Week: Going Off The Grid To Explore
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10 Days of Silence for a Lifetime of Wisdom

Dhamma Dhara, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts Three weeks ago, I returned from a 10-day Goenka [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._N._Goenka] Vipassana meditation retreat at Dhamma Dara [http://www.dhara.dhamma.org/] in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Goenka (1924–2013) was a Burmese-Indian teacher of Vipassanā [https://en.wikipedia.org/

10 Days of Silence for a Lifetime of Wisdom
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Transitions

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent.” -Steve Jobs Over the weekend I was fortunate to participate in my first “Medi Club,” a monthly gathering of urban-dwelling meditators. Medi Club is the brainchild of Jesse Israel [https://twitter.com/jesseisrael] who

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How I Meditate

This Q&A originally appeared on the Lift App blog [http://blog.lift.do/meditate-steve-schlafman/]. Why did you start meditating? What was your goal? I started to meditate because I desperately wanted to spend less time in the past and the future and more time in the present.  Additionally, I

How I Meditate