In searching for an answer to a question I had about my object of meditation, I found this place and promptly decided to sign up. I'm a 22 year old from Seattle, WA, USA, though I'm currently enrolled at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. I'll be graduating this spring with a degree in Psychology
. I'm not sure what will come of it yet, but I hope to enjoy the journey.
I've been meditating since the fall of 2010, but with no real teacher. I only found a direction for focus more recently, that being Vipassana, but for now just awareness of breath. I was attracted to it for its simplicity and overt openness. Most of my learning so far has been online and somewhat solitary, so I am happy and grateful to have found this place. Just in writing this I feel more a part of the Sangha than I ever have before. Following my graduation I hope to attend my first Vipassana 10-day retreat, I've heard they can be quite the experience.
Thank you in advance for the help to found in this community.
May all living beings be happy, may all living beings be free from suffering, may all living beings find peace and well being.