Thursday, January 14, 2010

GOOP: On Meditation

GOOP, the lifestyle blog developed by Gwyneth Paltrow, asked three longtime meditators  for their views on how to achieve bliss through meditation.  Their responses were thoughtful and practical.  I particularly liked Mark Epstein's interpretation of Tibetan Buddhist meditation, and the idea that meditation is like "setting up spy-consciousness in the corner of the mind, eavesdropping on whatever is going on."  It's true.  Meditation trains your mind to act as a silent observer, watching the emotions around you, and within you, in a spirit of non-judgment.  Read all three interviews here, and and embark on your journey within!  


  1. Hi - I Wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog. I hope you will do so again, I made a mistake and deleted your comment before I could post it, Sorry. Great to see another TCM friend out there in my area and on the internet.

  2. David Lynch's comments are great. John has been wanting to give meditation a spin for a while now. Maybe this will inspire.