One's experience of meditation defines what meditation is -
The Skillful Meditation Project offers an approach to Buddhist Meditation based on what people actually experience when they meditate. We call this approach Recollective Awareness Meditation, as it involves recollecting what happens in one’s meditation sittings. One can meditate in any manner one chooses in this approach or use the basic instructions suggested for beginning meditation students. As you explore this website you might find it useful to begin with the Meditation page. Here you will find articles and short audio clips on an unstructured approach to meditation, ways of recollecting one's sitting, as well as some background on this approach and how it was developed.
This 7-day meditation retreat will be held at Questhaven Retreat Center in Escondido, CA, where Jason has led many retreats over the past several years. It is a beautiful retreat center, with hiking trails and single-room accommodations. Participants will receive guidance with their meditation practice through individual and group interviews, as well as from daily talks and discussions. The meals will be vegetarian and our cook will make every attempt to meet special dietary needs. The cost for a single room is $600. If you are interested, please contact Linda.