The Zen Approach to Meditation – Path to Peace Podcast

The way we approach meditation is not like how we approach everyTHING else in our life. Meditation is approaching noTHING. So, unlike everything else, in meditation, there is nothing to achieve. There is no future outcome that we desire. There is only the here and now. We do it for the sake of doing it. It is only in this way that all the benefits of meditation can come. Today,…

Finding the Middle Path in Thailand – Path to Peace Podcast

Buddha often speaks of the middle path. You can think of it as the Goldilocks path — not too hot, not too cold. But this doesn't just apply to food. It applies to our spiritual path as well. We don't want to be too lazy and get no results, but we also don't want to be too rigid so that we either burn out or we become too extreme about it…

How to Use Meditation to Gain Insights About Yourself? – Path to Peace Podcast

Meditation isn't just for chilling out. It is a powerful tool that trains our minds to be present, focused, aware, peaceful and joyful. It's not about the time we spend sitting down with our eyes closed in meditation. It's about how that time improves the rest of our lives. Gaining insights into ourselves and our own mind is one of the greatest ways meditation can improve our lives. The more…

How to Get My Mind to Fully Embrace Meditation – Path to Peace Podcast

Oftentimes, when we first try meditation, our mind is the biggest obstacle. It will tell us all the reasons why we should stop, it will try to distract us the whole time, it will think about what we're going to eat later or what we need to do. It feels threatened when we try to quiet it during our time in meditation. So how do we use our mind to…

How Does One Apply Meditation in Daily Life? – Path to Peace Podcast

Meditation isn't about the time we sit down with our eyes closed. It's about how that time impacts the rest of our day and our life. While the benefits of meditation naturally spill out into our day, there are a few easy things we can do to bring even more mindfulness, peace and patience into our daily life. In this episode, Todd shares those tips and tricks for living our…

What is Meditation? – Path to Peace Podcast

In this episode of Meditation Made Easy by EastWesticism, Todd Perelmuter shares how meditation is really just humanity's natural state of being. In the modern age, however, we have to actively work to get back to that state of peace and presence by retraining the mind through meditation to be clear, calm, alert and aware.

Is Open-Eyed Meditation Possible? – Path to Peace Podcast

In today's podcast, Todd Perelmuter answers a common question about a meditation style known as Open-Eyed Meditation. Open-Eye Meditation varies from staring at a candle flame to staring at a crystal, from staring at a statue of a God or staring at a blank wall. If you've been curious about this form of meditation, check it out and let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram The…

When is the Best Time to Meditate? – Path to Peace Podcast

One of the most common questions Todd gets is, "When is the best time to meditate?" Many meditation teachers have many different answers to that question and they give many different reasons for their answer. In this podcast, Todd goes into all the different theories about when to meditate is best, he explores what the science says about it, and he reveals the one true answer to that question that…

Can Christians Meditate? Isn’t Meditation a Sin? – Path to Peace Podcast

As meditation ha exploded in popularity, many people – especially Christians – have been wondering if it's ok to meditate or if it's a sin. People of many different faiths have wondered if meditating in the styles of Eastern traditions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, go against their own religion. In Christianity, the Bible says that anything not mentioned in the Bible is under the influence of Satan in an…