Today I make my way to the Mojave Desert where I'll spend the next ten days at a silent Vipassana mediation course. This is my second go-around. This first time had such a profound effect on my life, which in turn has positively effected those around me. During the ten days there will be no talking, no electronics, no contact with the outside world, no reading, no writing, and no yoga (!). Just sitting, breathing and diligent work. The biggest challenge I anticipate will be letting go of expectation - not seeking the outcome of my first course. But who knows what might come up with each breath. I'll be sending good vibrational thoughts to my loved ones, students and friends (please send me good thoughts as well, I'll need the energetic support). I'm fortunate to have some amazing teachers step up and teach my scheduled classes while I'm gone. I return Monday, August 29th, ready to teach and share the merits of this important time away. ????????✨. #vipassana #anicca
Usain Bolt wins the gold again ???? Back in 2013 I pitched, booked and produced his appearance on the short-lived Arsenio Hall Show. I had to fight tooth-and-nail for the booking because the EP didn't think he was a big enough name (the reality: he the was bigger than the show and didn't need the publicity). In the end his appearance was a success and I had a chance to share the afternoon with a living legend. He is one of classiest and most polite athletes I've had the honor to work with.
The 10-day course is complete. I emerge with a better understanding of the Vipassana meditation technique. So practical, so scientific, so non-sectarian. I'll continue to sharpen my awareness of impermanence so that I can face the vicissitudes of life with equinimity and love for all beings. The path is long, so much work to do. #anicca #impermanence #dhamma #monklife #vipassana #meditation