Meditation Talk

by Dennis E. Bradford, Ph.D.

in spiritual well-being

This is a 2014 meditation talk given by Bodhin Kjolhede, Roshi, who is the Abbot of the Rochester Zen Center.

I have been blessed to have been a formal student of his since 2000.

Although he is a zen master, this is not a talk addressed only to those interested in zen meditation (zazen).  Instead, he focused on four benefits that may be obtained from any kind of well-established spiritual practice, namely, improved stress management, reduced emotional turbulence, an improved ability to concentrate, and, most importantly, a better perspective.

It’s a short video of just over 12 minutes.  I encourage you to watch it multiple times.  In particular, although he just mentions it once, what is the fundamental purpose of meditation?

We don’t know what we don’t know.  What’s the only way to evaluate whether or not that fundamental purpose is worth uncovering?


Meditation Talk