In this self-paced program teachers Vince Horn & Emily Horn will guide you through using the sitting posture in formal meditation to bring the body online.
During this course you will be introduced to The Six Points of Posture: Seat, Hands, Eyes, Balance, Alignment, & Attitude. Taken together these six pointers form a systematic & comprehensive approach to meditating in the sitting posture.
Key concepts are shared in short video talks paired with high-fidelity guided meditations.
"I'm in love with this program. Short, simple videos, with short, simple and beautiful meditations."
- Jeronimo P.R.C, Program Participant
One of the unexpected outcomes of the digital age has been the outbreak of a plague of digital disembodiment.
This plague traces its roots back to the explosive awakening of the Western Enlightenment, where rationally empowered individuals began to break from a long history of groupthink and religious ideology. This rational revolution enabled unprecedented breakthroughs in science, technology, self-governance, & human rights. But it also cast a deep and long shadow--one that we’re now struggling to understand and rectify.
Since the time of the Western Enlightenment we have valued mental education over physical embodiment. We’ve valued the growth of our economic and political systems over sustaining the physical ecologies that enable this growth. We have brought our minds online, while leaving our bodies behind.
This plague of disembodiment has left us alienated from the ground of our own lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
"Nice short program which focused precisely on the topic."
- Lars B., Program Participant
Emily Horn develops programs and support structures for people dedicated to living a whole-hearted life in the modern world. Emily is an authorized meditation teacher by some of the largest meditation centers in the West: Spirit Rock, InsightLA and Insight Meditation Society. She has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine. Emily has worked in various contemplative education environments including Naropa, Sounds True, and Buddhist Geeks and is now the Co-Founder of Meditate.io. For her, the contemplative journey is simply learning to dance with all of this human experience: from transcendence to dirty dishes, evolutionary edges to ancient roots, solitary practice to deepening relationships. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Vincent and son Zander.
Vince Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into 21st century code. A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, he spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks project while doing a full year of silent meditation practice on retreat. Vince began teaching in 2010 and has been authorized in both the pragmatic dharma lineage of Kenneth Folk and by Trudy Goodman Kornfield, whose contemplative training is in the Insight Meditation and Zen traditions. Vince has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” Vince is one of the co-founders of Meditate.io, which is dedicated to offering deep practice opportunities for independent learners. He lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his partner Emily Horn and their son Zander.
"Very beautifully constructed and presented..."
- Margaret W., Program Participant
There are many reasons one could be interested in practicing meditation. Here are some of the most common we've found: