Meditation To Transform Your Life

conversation Oct 11, 2023

In this episode I am joined by Richard Dixie, acclaimed author of 'Three Minutes a Day - A Fourteen-Week Course To Learn Meditation And Transform Your Life'. Richard, with his unique fusion of scientific acumen and spiritual wisdom, leads us on a journey to discover the life-altering power of meditation, its intersection with science, and how it shapes our everyday life.

Richard doesn't just talk about the power of meditation, he also sheds light on how to effectively practice it. He delves into the different aspects of concentration - adverting and savouring - and how they can enhance our presence and stability. Richard also shares insights about the six gates of the mind, highlighting the role of music and silence in sound healing. But meditation is not always easy. We also address the obstacles that may arise in your meditation journey, from doubt to irritation, and discuss strategies to overcome these challenges.

The conversation takes a transformative turn as we explore how meditation can be a powerful tool for self-discovery. Richard elaborates on the recognitive map maker within us and how it shapes our behaviour. He stresses that meditation is not just an accessory to your yoga practice, but a powerful change agent that can be as simple as dedicating three minutes a day. As a bonus, we delve into the power of smiling in meditation and how it can help us return to our own ground. Tune in to this enriching discussion to uncover the profound power of meditation in everyday life.

Points Of Discussion:

0:04:37 - The Nature of Our Perception
0:10:47 - Reimagining Meditation
0:17:50 - Three-Minute Meditation Power 
0:21:12 - Understanding Meditation
0:34:53 - Obstacles
0:43:40 - Encounter of Cultures
0:55:09 - The Power and Meaning of Sound
1:01:31 - Wisdom and Wise Use of Technology


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About Richard Dixey

Richard Dixey, PhD,  is the author of Three Minutes a Day: A Fourteen Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life and a senior faculty member at Dharma College in Berkeley, California. A research scientist and a lifelong student of Buddhism who holds advanced degrees in biophysics and the history and philosophy of science, Dixey directed a bioelectronic research unit at a London hospital before becoming CEO of his own biotech company. He moved to the US in 2007 to devote himself to teaching meditation, deepening his own practice, and running the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation in India with his wife Wangmo, the eldest daughter of the well-known Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. 

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