18 Apr Being Well Podcast: Meditation – Purposes, Methods, and Common Misconceptions
What are the benefits of meditation? What’s the “point” of it and how can we build a practice that works for us? In this episode Rick and Forrest clear up some common misconceptions about meditation, explore major forms of meditation, and share how you can get more out of your practice.
1:15: Forrest’s history with meditation, and some of the benefits of meditation
5:30: What’s the “point” of meditation?
11:30: Skepticism toward narrow views of meditation
14:10: Do you have to be “spiritual” or “religious” to meditate?
14:45: Three breaths practice
16:30: Secular vs. spiritual orientations toward meditation
17:45: The two major tools: insight vs. “calming” meditation
20:40: Virtue, concentration, and wisdom
23:20: The tendency to “skip” to insight
26:30: Why Rick meditates
32:30: What does it mean to be an “intermediate” or “advanced” meditator?
34:15: What are some of the forms meditation can take?
As a quick note, there’s a little background noise at some moments during the episode.
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