• Rich Barlow

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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Meditation Offers Lasting Peace

  1. If anyone out there is feeling depressed I highly recommend meditation. It takes a little practice, but when I started to meditate I became much less depressed and am now, for the most part, very happy, which I could not say this same time last year :) Happiness is not something to achieve, but a state of mind. I hope you all the best and hopefully this gets someone to start meditating :)
    Peace, love and pups <3

  2. if you are meditating for a “purpose” you are not meditating
    meditating is just about waking up to where you already are


    it is called an art because it is fun and good in itself, without other “reasons” for it, just like other forms of art. and just like life itself.

  3. I’m a BU alum, just graduated in January! Zen Master Mark Houghton’s meditation class at Fit Rec was the most life-changing class I ever took during my time here. These days I am serving as a corps member with City Year Boston, and working with 6th grade. I am convinced that meditation should be taught in schools, because the kids should be learning not only how to follow instructions in class and do their homework, but also learning about themselves in a very profound way. Of course, I think adults could also benefit greatly from this kind of practice. Human beings always make suffering for themselves! But if they only sat down in quiet investigation, they would realize that all this suffering only comes from their own mind. That’s very interesting.

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