Ep. 53: "Learning how to gather the scattered energy of the mind" with meditation teacher Zeenat Potia
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Teaching mindfulness in the US as a South Asian immigrant, my latest guest Zeenat Potia is working to make meditation instruction more inclusive and sustainable. She shares her journey from Bombay to the US, her own experiences with meditation and so many MANY wonderful and wise suggestions for us beginners. We discuss the reasons why people meditate, how to deal with some of the challenges we all face when we do try, and lots of books and resources to keep us motivated. I found this conversation so helpful, and Zeenat’s energy so inspiring - I hope you do too!
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SHOWNOTES FOR EPISODE 53:
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center where Zeenat teaches (and which has many virtual options if you’re not local!)
BOOKS and MORE:
Island of the blue dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal
Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer
Children’s Books by William Steig
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