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About Meditation


Sam Harris, Joseph Goldstein




Joseph Goldstein has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Forest Refuge. Since 1967, he has practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma, and Tibet.


Well, I'm here with Joseph Goldstein, who's a very old friend and quite respected meditation teacher, and we're gonna talk about all things related to meditation and mindfulness. And Joseph and I have known each other for about 25 years, and we, he was one of my first meditation teachers and became a friend a long time ago.

We spent a lot of time studying with other teachers in. He's here recording this interview with me under less than ideal audio conditions. So we apologize for that. Joseph, for those of you who don't know, started the Inside Meditation Society in Western Massachusetts, and it's probably done more than anyone certainly as much as anyone to establish.

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