Meditation is a process of turning inward through mindful breathing and observation to discover the true nature of your being. Meditation practice awakens trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us. Meditation helps us to know ourselves: our rough parts and our smooth parts, our passion, aggression, ignorance and wisdom.
The style of meditation taught here can be classified as “Calm Abiding Meditation” or “Mindfulness Meditation” as is often taught by Zen practitioners like Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hahn or Jack Kornfeld.
In this four-part series, The Living Room Studio founder, Joe Iadanza teaches you how to meditate step-by-step as you work your way, incrementally, to a 20 minute silent meditation practice.
These four (approximately) forty-minute lessons are meant to be done in sequence, one-per-week, followed by a week of practicing meditation with the ideas presented. Each week builds upon the prior, so take your time and give yourself permission for these ideas to take hold.
Ultimately, we are asked to let go of all techniques as we sink more and more deeply into being itself. However, that vast space of being can be hard to connect without a solid foundation, some presence, and confidence built by practicing tested techniques first.
Thank you for listening and enjoy!
Much Love, Joe Iadanza
This program was originally presented online in partnership with United We Om, a non-profit on whose board I serve. UWO has brought yoga and meditation to over 15,000 people of all ages and backgrounds in trauma impacted communities since 2015. For more information, visit UnitedWeOm.org.