Episode 099 :: Jennifer Howd :: Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived A Silent Meditation Retreat

| November 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Howd

Jennifer Howd joins us to speak about her book Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived A Silent Meditation Retreat.

Going on retreat can be one of the most transformative, fun, interesting, and difficult things a meditator may do in their lifetime of contemplative practice. You encounter pain, continuous thoughts, overwhelming emotions, sometimes crushes or aversions to other participants. And, sometimes, moments of insight or even sustained and enduring focus, clarity, and intimate contact with the dynamic process that is you.

Jennifer Howd is a writer, editor, and a mindfulness facilitator certified by the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at the University of California, Los Angeles. She offers mindfulness classes, workshops, retreats, and one-on-one mentoring for individuals and organizations seeking mindfulness-based tools for expanding awareness and fostering a greater sense of well-being.


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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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