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:

Connect with Zeenat on her website (where you can sign up to her newseltter) and instagram

Cambridge Insight Meditation Center where Zeenat teaches (and which has many virtual options if you’re not local!)

Ruth King “Nothing is permanent, perfect or personal.”

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

Ezra Klein interviews Dr. Brewer on his podcast - transcript here

Children’s Books by William Steig

Homegoing and Transcendant Kingdom by Yaa Gyaasi

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick

Follow us on Instagram for more on our guests and everything we mentioned in this episode!

Special thanks to Varun Dhabe and the team @ Boon Castle / Flying Carpet Productions for audio post-production engineering!

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