The sight of two adults sitting down meditating was not unfamiliar to David, as both his parents had been practicing for 20 minutes, twice a day, from before he was born.
Their style of meditation was called Transcendental Meditation (TM), which was brought to the west by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Even though David learned the TM meditation technique at age 11, it never took hold as something worth doing.
However, in his mid 20’s an interest in mindfulness meditation (breath meditation) did develop after reading a book given to him by his brother.
Like most people, when he began to practice meditation his mind was a fire hose of thoughts and self-talk about the past, present and future. Trying to find and then stay with the breath was very difficult, the mind wanted to do everything else except be with the breath.
A few years later, on a self-directed meditation retreat in Thailand, he reflected on what had worked and not worked in learning how to quietly stay with the breath for many breaths at a time.
He wrote some notes he would give himself if he could go back in time to when he first became interested in meditation. This website is simply a way to share that experience with you.