Andy recently sat down with About Meditation‘s Morgan Dix to talk about mindfulness and meditation. In this interview, we learn about the events that led to Andy becoming the Boston Buddha, and we explore his approach to teaching meditation in corporations and schools.
I invited Andy to the show because he’s passionate about helping people change their mental habits through meditation to achieve deeper happiness and fulfillment. He’s full of practical wisdom and teaching tips that will help you hone your own meditation practice.
In this interview, the Boston Buddha and I explore:
- How Andy became a meditation teacher
- The benefits of different styles of meditation
- Why he does mantra-based meditation in the morning and mindfulness-based meditation in the afternoon
- How to strengthen the neural networks associated with attention
- How to change the stories we tell ourselves
- Why it’s important to pick one practice technique and stick with it
- How he came to be called the Boston Buddha
- Why he says that everyone is the Boston Buddha
- How he teaches meditation to students from 8-18 years old
- His unique 5-minute email meditation exercise for executives
- Andy’s main advice for new meditators