Discovering meditation around the globe
The Podcast Format
I’m sitting down and having a chat with other meditators from around the world to talk about their practice, the lessons they have learned and what they want the world to know. From Zen, Christianity to Secular, all traditions have valuable insights and approaches to awareness, and in this podcast, we explore those with you.
Travelling across the world of meditation
Lauren shares about the compelling modes of meditation she encountered in her practice. She did a lot of contemplative practices like loving-kindness meditation. Within Tibetan
“I’ve been studying meditation through the lens of various religious and yogic traditions. Really just diving into the different meditative offerings around the world. Because let’s face it, some people can’t sit like a Buddha and they don’t have the knees to do it.”
Dancing with the Dervishes
In Turkey, Lauren studied with the Dervishes and discovered whirling. As she describes it, meditation in motion. It is a dance where one whirls around for a very long time. The people involved in this dance called ‘Sema’, are meant to mirror the cosmos. The dervishes that are whirling are the stars, the dervish master is the moon and the monitor is the sun. A Sufi ceremony performed as a devotional act in Islam.
Contemplative practices in all religions
Laura talks about her lessons in these different religions. She was raised
“It’s senseless for religions to fight. They have more in common than they don’t.”
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