Is meditation really for everybody? Aren’t there a lot of good reasons never to meditate? Seems like all we do on this blog is go on and on about how great meditation is. To remedy this one-sided approach and bring a bit of balance to the blog, I’ve painstakingly compiled a carefully researched list of the top ten reasons never to meditate. Please feel free to add your own reasons in the comments section.


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Wednesday, 23 November 2011 01:26

Was Pizza Invented by Korean Buddhists?

Watch this hilarious video about the origin of pizza.

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Monday, 21 November 2011 11:30

Is Meditation a Foreign Idea?

Just the other day I found myself in the all-too-familiar situation of trying to explain what I do when I meditate to a curious and inquiring stranger. I’m sure this has happened to you before…You know, you’re sitting on the bus or in a coffee shop and you strike up a friendly conversation with someone next to you. One thing leads to another, and before you know it you’ve let it slip that you meditate. Then comes that slightly tense moment as you wait to find out whether or not the other person thinks you’re a total wacko and if you need to try and change the subject to something safer…like sports or IKEA.

This time it was a little bit different though…

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Friday, 04 November 2011 08:16

Meditation--True Confessions

I’ve been meditating now for over 15 years. It’s one of the most important things in my life and also one of my favorite things to avoid.

My alarm is set for 5:45 am…I think. The theory is to have enough time to do at least an hour of meditation in the morning before I seize the day. What often happens is...


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Sogyal Rinpoche is Basel, Switzerland the 24th & 25th of September giving a seminar called:

What Meditation Really Is: Transforming Everyday Life Through the Wisdom of Awareness

And below is a humorous video about meditation made in honor of the event.

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Friday, 09 September 2011 21:37

Meditation is Really Humorous

Why couldn't the meditator vacuum his cushion?

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Friday, 24 June 2011 22:27

Meditation is really humorous

Two middle-aged women met on the street. "How are you?" asked one of them.

"Fine, thanks," replied the other.

"How's your son doing? Is he still unemployed?"

"Yes. But he's meditating now."

"Meditating? What's that?"

"I don't know," answered the woman with a shrug. "But at least it's better than sitting around and doing nothing!"

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Friday, 20 May 2011 21:22

Meditation is Really Humorous

This is a classic Gahan Wilson cartoon from the New Yorker in the 1980s.

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Friday, 13 May 2011 19:58

Meditation is Really Humorous

Four monks were meditating in a monastery. All of a sudden the prayer flag on the roof started flapping.

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Friday, 29 April 2011 23:11

Meditation Is Really Humorous

Three yogis are meditating in a cave...

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