"the hardest part is getting your ass there." - david nichtern on meditation
i've always heard about the benefits of meditation and have even dabbled in the practice myself, but had no idea if i was 'doing it right.' so when i came across a meditation training at om yoga in union square (nyc), i didn't hesistate. led by david nichtern, a senior teacher in the shambala buddhist lineage of chogyam trungpa and sakyong mipham rinphoche - oh and the husband of om yoga's very own cyndi lee, not to mention an emmy award winner and grammy nominee! besides all of that pizzazz he has going on, he's really grounded and relatable and breaks the art of meditating down into really basic steps. with that said, david also agrees that although it may seem simple, meditating is hard work and even harder to teach someone else.
so how does one become great at meditation?
lots of meditating, self-discovery and getting to know those ancient buddhist monks who have already figured it all out.
check out david's articles on huffington post to help guide you through your own self-study. or if you're in nyc, visit om yoga for their 30 minute ($5) meditation sessions on tuesday evenings.