During the month of February, we are inviting a diverse group of people to participate in the meditation program that Sharon Salzberg has laid out in her book, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program
In the group participating we have people from all over North America (and beyond). We are asking them to reflect on their experiences—pleasant, difficult, and in between—and let us know how it's going. They are blogging about their experiences here and on their own blogs or websites if they have them. Comments are welcome from anyone, whether they are amongst the group blogging or not.
We have done this the past couple of years, and a beautiful sense of community and support grew as we all practiced together and shared our experiences. We hope that the challenge can again foster real dialogue about the potential of meditation to change one's life, and will intrigue more people to find out what meditation is all about. Everyone is invited to join us in making a commitment to 28 days of meditation practice.
In addition to the meditation challenge this year, Sharon is teaching a Real Happiness online retreat at tricycle.com. The retreat will run for 4 weeks starting February 4, and includes video teachings and discussion. The first week is free for everyone and the entire retreat is free for Tricycle Sustaining and Supporting Members. We thought many people might like to participate in both offerings and receive more support for their practice.