Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Interview on Meditation How

Benjamin Dean, who has one of the neatest blogs on Zen Poetry at short-zen-poems.com, also has a blog on Meditation instruction. He just interviewed me for a series he is doing on different meditators and meditation styles. While I enjoyed the interview and am glad to contribute, I have to admit the conversation ended up drifting into unexpected areas. Such is the power of communication and vocalized thought.

Here is a link to the interview. Enjoy.


Benjamin Dean said...

I really enjoyed the interview. I have completed, though not posted as yet about eight of these interviews. Some very exciting things have happened and almost all of them drift.

I think it is natural, and honestly I really enjoyed some of extended dialogue we got into. The problem of "non doing" is I believe at the core of your practice. To discuss the ramifications in every day life is a natural spin off.

Are we not trying to retain and integrate what we experience in these heightened moments. I think your writing rocks, and you expressed things extremely acutely and well. Thank you so much for being involved and expressing so honestly and from the heart... (and for this link). Namaste.

Rodney said...

I am looking forward to reading all your interviews. I just completed the one on Walking--another favorite practice.

I also enjoyed our interview. It has helped clarify my practice. Now to determine how to "not do" more often, huh?

Anonymous said...

I just read your interview on Benjamin's blog, Rodney. I loved it. I thought Benjamin's questions were penetrating (and pertinant), and your answers insightful and intriguing. I love knowing there are others (so many, Now), on this journey to--paradoxically--Here.

I will browse your blog and web site later, when I find, ahem, more time!

Gale Nelson aka equiwolf

Anonymous said...

Oh hey! Is that photo on your web site of you on a motorcycle? Nothing like riding a motorcycle to bring one smack dab into the present moment, eh?

Rodney said...

Thanks for the comments Gale. I really enjoyed doing Benjamin's interview and have gained much insight through the process. Please browse as you find time.

The motorcycle? Yes. Ever read Pirsig?