Why We Meditate: True Stories

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The world is a contentious place. The more frenzy there is on the outside, the more we need to cultivate stillness on the inside. These days, everyone knows how to access information and download data. But where can anyone find wisdom? Unfortunately, there is no app for that. Just a cushion. But it works really well—if you use it.

Van Jones on Meditation

Van Jones on Meditation

My life is really busy and hectic. There is a lot of pressure to have a crazy life, to go for it, and do everything big and bold. All of this makes it hard to stay grounded. Buddhism has given me an opportunity to take a step back and calm down for a minute and think about what I'm doing.

Jenna on Meditation

Jenna on Meditation

Bad things happen. And life, of course, has it stresses. But with a mindfulness practice you can watch it happening. Mindfulness allows me to step back and simply acknowledge that I am frustrated and angry and that's okay :-) This ability to pause in my life has really made a big difference. (Brandon is an employee of Namchak LLC)

Brandon on How Life Has Changed

Brandon on How Life Has Changed

Every morning I try to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. I feel like I'm always on the go, running around. Meditation is something I can do to benefit myself and is short, quick and easy—setting me up for success. (Jill is an employee of Namchak LLC)

Jill on Meditation

Jill on Meditation

The power of meditation is immense and whether you choose to follow a certain Buddhist tradition or whether you just choose to sit down and take a few deep breaths, it all has the same benefit.

Jenna on Why Meditate?

Jenna on Why Meditate?