The CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Rick Heller last week gave us some insights into how you can have a meditation practice free of any religious connections. Here’s a look at some of the points covered on the program:
- Rick’s own introduction to meditation
- the origins of secular meditation
- the humanist community and Harvard
- Eastern philosophies and secular meditation
- secular meditation and a Supreme Being
- prayer and secular meditation
- universal love
- the mind/body connection
- the Serenity Prayer
- Rick’s own mindfulness challenges
- mindfulness practice in every day life
- emotions and meditation
You can hear the show by clicking on the player. And a quick reminder- the next CHI FOR YOURSELF is scheduled for early December. Details coming in a GenLines post.
You deserve to experience meditation’s rewarding effects on the body and the mind, even if you’re not interested in religion! Some in our CHI FOR YOURSELF community have said they question meditation because of its religious trappings. But our scheduled guest on the next edition of CHI FOR YOURSELF says meditation actually is an age-old secular practice with lots of scientifically verified physical and psychological benefits. Rick Heller is an author, meditation teacher and co-founder of the Humanist Mindfulness Group at the Harvard Humanist Community. He emphasizes the importance of meditation with a practical, evidence-based perspective.
Rick Heller is the author of Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy.
Be with us on the call this Thursday November 19th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com. for Rick Heller and Secular Meditation.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
– James Allen