February 04, 2013

New Online Retreat: Real Happiness: A 28-Day Meditation Challenge

February is Meditation Month here at Tricycle. As we embark upon our 28-day meditation challenge, our new retreat with renowned meditation teacher and co-founder of Insight Meditation Society, Sharon Salzberg, is a great way for beginners to get started and for veterans to renew their practice.

In this first week's retreat, "Concentration," which is available for all to watch, Sharon discusses how common it is for our minds to become scattered and subject to all kinds of distraction. The practice of concentration, or as she calls it, of "gathering," can result in a sense of empowerment and feelings of integration and presence. 

Sharon guides us on how to go about practicing gathering and settling, beginning with the breath as the object of concentration. By becoming aware of how our minds tend to wander, she says, we can cultivate an essential principle of concentration, which is to "begin again." The retreat ends with a guided meditation session. 

Watch this week's retreat here. To watch future retreats and gain access to all of our archived online retreats, join or upgrade your membership here.

Check out the preview of this week's retreat below:

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Janice Brodowsky's picture

I'm looking forward to meditating again. Thank you so much for including this for February. It comes at a perfect time for me.

- Janice Brodowsky

bruceteague's picture

"All In"

nollm's picture

I'm in, thank you for the opportunity to renew

ldema's picture

I'm in and excited to begin!

tyler's picture

What a fantastic explanation of the benefits of practice. THANK YOU!

peter_a_broody's picture

Yeah, I'm down sign me up! I think its a great idea. I just moved from Pa. to FL. When I was up north I was meditating every day and since I have been down here I have been having a difficult time fitting it into my schedule.. I have been really busy just getting settled and I am way off center...so I need this more now then ever.....Thanks....