#40 What a weeklong Meditation retreat is like, and the importance and beauty of having community with Marc Patterson
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Marc Patterson has quickly become one of my favorite men on the planet. Marc and I share a love for Buddhism and Meditation and recently went on a weeklong Meditation retreat together (along with 60 other humans) up in Vermont at an amazing center called Karme Choling. On this episode we delve into what meditating for a whole week is like.
Marc (aka Dawa Chöga) holds a BA in Creative Nonfiction and English Literature from the University of Southern New Hampshire. His short stories and essays have appeared in Words & Images (University of Southern Maine Press), and Haunted Maine (Macabre Maine Press), The Monadnock Conservancy Quarterly, and elsewhere.
He is a buddhist in the Tibetan/Shambhala lineage, a poetry writing dharma bum, a freelance writer, profuse traveler, avid outdoorsman, and voracious reader. He’s passionate about social activism, especially in the areas of education and the environment. Currently, Marc is crafting a series of essays under the working title “The Wilderness is Home” as well as completing a book of poetry, “Tangled Trees, Clear Mind.”
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Hope you enjoy! Do you have plans on going on a Meditation retreat? Would love to hear.
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