28-Day Meditation Challenge 2015

During the month of February, we are inviting people to participate in an online meditation program based on practices found in Sharon Salzberg’s books: Real Happiness, and Real Happiness at Work. We have done this meditation challenge the past few years, and a beautiful sense of community and support has grown as we’ve all practiced together and shared our experiences. As we did last year, we are incorporating practices from Sharon’s latest book: Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace.


Sharon has said that one of the things she began to see as she was reading the posts and comments, was how hard things were for many at work. People commonly find themselves struggling with stress, longing for meaning, and looking for a sense of some balance. Wisdom about how to address these was also coming from the participants of the challenge as they shared with one another the kinds of things that they were trying, that they were finding more and more effective.


We are asking people to reflect on their experiences—pleasant, difficult, and in between—and let us know how it’s going. People 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. For more information on the format for this year please read this post.


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.