5/8: Mindfulness: Getting Peace of Mind (Joseph Goldstein)

Buddha head in a tree trunk, Wat MahathatHow do we get peace of mind while surrounded by phones, pc’s every moment of our day?  How do we know when we are consumed by our thoughts? And you do we extricate ourselves from self-induced suffering? Get some practical advice on how to manage yourself during your next project. Join CJ as she talks to Joseph Goldstein, one of the first  American vipassana teachers to bring meditation to the US and  co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society.  Get a blog post by our guest: https://www.fireitupwithcj.com/2014/05/05/mindfulness-getting-peace-mind-joseph-goldstein/.

Show Summary

  • How can we get peace of mind while surrounded by chaos?
  • How can we be more mindful when “off” the meditation cushion?  We’ll walk you through how to be more skillful during your next big project.
  • What can one expect when walking down a spiritual path?

About our Guest

Joseph G 2013_reducedJoseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Since 1967 he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma and Tibet. He is the author of A Heart Full of PeaceOne Dharma: The Emerging Western BuddhismInsight Meditation: The Practice of FreedomThe Experience of Insight, and co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course.