Episode 107: Joseph Goldstein on the Benefits of Long Term Practice
Joseph Goldstein--one of the primary figures
in the development of the Insight Meditation movement--joins us today
to discuss the unique benefits of long-term practice. He touches in on
the need the train the mind, and hence the need for long periods of
dedicated training. He also shares some of the background and vision
behind the long-term retreat facility that he helped start called the
Forest Refuge--a place where people can come and do long, self-guided
Finally, we touch in on the future of the insight meditation tradition, and really the development of Western Buddhism in general.
This is part 1 of a two-part series. Listen to part 2, Joseph Goldstein on the Science of Insight.