Like a bodybuilder who does sets of reps with barbells, we’re going to be pumping mental iron by alternating periods of intense visualization and empty-mindedness.
Someone picking something spicy from a menu in China has all the Karens of the western world screaming like Xena to horde all the toilet paper in sight
But I’ve also been thinking about meditation. Specifically, I’ve been pondering the fact that we serious meditators share a secret. It’s one that we may be loath to let the world in on. That secret is the pleasure—yes, I mean the bona fide, juicy, luxurious, full-out decadence—of withdrawing from the world, albeit for relatively brief periods at a time.
The real and honest purpose behind this lesson is to bring meditation to people where they are. Meditation isn't about your income, possessions, education level, or, status.
This one was the very first interview Jim ever conducted. Having known Chris since the days of I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha (ICBINB), an earlier page that preceded The Unusual Buddha with less swearing lol, Jim felt comfortable that Chris would be an amazing guest and his amazing story of life as a artist and avid meditator was amazingly epic for the first run of things. Enjoy.
This one was and has been one of our biggest episodes on the podcast. We had the opportunity to chat with Scott Tusa a former Tibetan and New York native. If you read it out you can see the nervous shining right through. He had tons of unique insights and an interesting perspectives great guest here is the outline