Meditation + Talk: Steadying the Mind, and Working with Hindrances
March 24, 2021

This Wednesday Night Meditation included a 49-minute talk and guided meditation and a 21-minute discussion, with guest teacher Tina Rasmussen, Ph.D.

There are no videos of last night’s meditation and talk, as there was an issue recording them. We hope you enjoy the audio recordings.

Tina learned to meditate at age 13. In 2003, after years of practice in Buddhist and non-dual traditions, she completed an intensive year-long solo retreat during which a profound opening to true nature occurred. In 2005, she attended a retreat with Burmese meditation master Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw, during which Tina was ordained as a nun, and became the first Western woman to complete the entire Samatha path and be authorized to teach. She has been studied by Yale Neuroscience Lab for research on the effects of meditation on consciousness and the brain. Tina is co-author of Practicing the Jhanas (Shambhala), and now teaches students worldwide.

I hope you find it helpful, and you are welcome to join my free Wednesday Meditations – open to everyone!  ng the Mind, and Working with Hindrances

Meditation: Steadying the Mind and Working with Hindrances

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Talk: Steadying the Mind and Working with Hindrances

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