Lesson 13: A Creative Functional Approach to Meditation

In this lesson, I’ll be looking at how Yin Meditation cultivates creativity in your practice and life. I’ll also compare functional meditation practice to aesthetic meditation practice. One way to think about it is that in Yin Meditation, you encounter the raw materials of your life: sensations of the body, perceptions, ideas, thoughts, views, and opinions. And in coming to know these elements more directly, you can artistically make of them what you will. How you act, think, speak, work, and rest are all of one creative process that you examine and develop in the workshop of your meditation practice.

Thank you for taking this course. I hope the teachings, reflections and practices support your own practice. If you enjoyed this introduction to Yin Meditation, I recommend considering our two Yin Meditation trainings: Heart of Compassion and Heart of Wisdom, where I really go into deeper development of Yin Meditation.