One of the core challenges many of us face in the digital age is the fragmentation of our attentions. Digital distractions and habitual self-interruption team up to leave us unable to bring our full focus to bear on what’s most important to us.
In this month-long training program we’ll be reclaiming the power of a well trained attention. We'll do this through exploring the theory behind concentration meditation, including the different objects that can be used to train concentration. By finding a practice that works for you and getting the support of a temporary learning community, this program is designed to help you re-collect the fragments of your attention to make your focus whole again.
"I think the design of the course was great. It allowed me to focus on what's most important for me in this particular moment in life, as well as experiencing other kinds of meditations."
- Jeanne V.
"I enjoyed the variety of meditations for concentration and the explanation of concentration as a cycle of states. It made it seem less mysterious, more attainable."
- Francesca B.
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.
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.