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Overcoming Circular Thinking

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Though we may think of sitting still as a way to find peace, it’s not always what we find when we engage in formal sitting practice. We often find ourselves instead grappling with unwholesome mental states—craving, boredom, anxiety, and melancholy. In this series, Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist Michael Stone explores how to settle the mind and body when these troubling afflictions visit us on the cushion. Michael will offer meditative techniques and strategies to develop the emotional strength and resilience we need in times of great stress.