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Will Meditation Make You a Better Person? Not really. OK, maybe.

April 25, 2017   |   20 Comments

This morning, a friend forwarded a link to a recent NPR radio show about meditation. It was called “The Meaning of our New Mindfulness.” The focus was on how mindfulness has given rise to a host of apps and programs and is being used at companies like Aetna and BlackRock (?!) to…what? Increase emotional intelligence? Improve complex thinking? Reduce health-related... READ MORE

Is it important to commit to a particular meditation technique?

April 24, 2017   |   Leave a reply

 Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. This is episode #9.  I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s question is about deciding on a particular technique. Is it necessary? What if I derive benefit from... READ MORE

What is meant by emptiness?

April 24, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 9:27 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. A few weeks ago, I asked you what questions you had that I could answer in future videos. It turns out that I am a genius because you got back to me with great questions. This week I answer a question from Bee: I would like to... READ MORE

Ask Susan podcast episode #7:Meditation is Not About Becoming Perfect, It’s About Becoming Genuine

April 10, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. In this week’s episode, our caller reports that her meditation practice brings her face-to-face with difficult emotions, which she was taught to repress... READ MORE

Ask Susan podcast episode #6:What Should I Do if My Foot Falls Asleep?

April 3, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s Ask Susan question is a very practical one! When Marsha sits down to practice, her “feet go dead.” For all the... READ MORE

Ask Susan podcast episode #5: When will Meditation Make Me More Peaceful?

March 27, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s excellent question is about meditation during times of great upset. When we are angry, sad, or confused it seems more important... READ MORE

Ask Susan podcast episode #4: Compassion and boundaries

March 20, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week the question is about showing compassion for others and also protecting our own boundaries, which is an excellent point to consider.... READ MORE

Ask Susan podcast episode #3: Basic goodness

March 13, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s question comes from a listener in Amsterdam. The question is What is meant by basic goodness?” Basic Goodness is the notion... READ MORE

Ask Susan podcast episode #2: Patience and kindness

March 6, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Welcome to the Ask Susan podcast. I’m really excited to be able to offer this to you. Each week, I will answer a question about spirituality and meditation practice. Please click here to ask me your question. This week’s question is one many of us share. It is about discovering deeper wells of patience and kindness through our practice and... READ MORE