Interview Description: Their approach to meditation is very simple. Techniques such as watching your breath or developing loving kindness are helpful but the important part of meditating is letting yourself be still, being with yourself in thatstillness and thereby letting go. Ed says, “M editation is the greatest gift you cangive yourself and it’s easily available to everyone. I t’s all about showing us the nature of the mind by becoming mindful. We become friends with our minds when we understand that the mind is a perfect servant but not a very good master. We also realize that in between our thoughts there is a gap, a place where we become very peaceful.”
Bio: Ed and Deb Shapiro are the authors of sixteen books on personal development, meditation and social action and they have led meditation retreats
and personal development programs worldwide for over 25 years. Together theyhave been deeply inspired by HH The Dalai Lama, who has written a personalforeword for their latest best seller, winner of the 2010 Gold Nautilus Book Award,Be The Change: How meditation can transform you and the world.
Everyday Hero: Dawn Engle, Co-Founder of Peace Jam, with a mission to createa new generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.
Contact: www.peacejam.org to find out more about Peace Jam and their new movie, “ Mayan Prophecy 2012.”