Jennifer Howd: How I Survived A Silent Meditation Retreat

What is it like to sit, walk, and not talk for 9 days in complete silence?

Our Guest:

Jennifer Howd is a writer, editor, and mindfulness facilitator and a 10+ year veteran of the entertainment industry.

As a writer, Jennifer’s experimental short film, An Ounce of Mother, was an official selection in the 13th annual Boston Underground Film Festival and won “Best Film Shot on a Mobile Device” in the world’s first iPhone app film festival.

She is the co-author of The Gay & Lesbian Guide to College Life (published by Random House), and her debut memoir, Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat, is published by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s publishing company, Parallax Press.

Her semi-autobiographical solo show, “Devon’s Diary” debuted at The Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2015 and is currently being adapted into a novelette and a 6-part audio fiction series.

As a UCLA-certified mindfulness facilitator, Jennifer facilitates mindfulness workshops and classes and writes about the subject on her blog and for The Huffington Post and Elephant Journal.

She is the co-creator of the “Eastside Mindfulness Collective,” a collective of like-hearted individuals dedicated to exploring secular spirituality through mindful living and learning, and she also serves as a mindfulness-based writing mentor and developmental editor for individuals seeking feedback and project guidance from concept to completion.

Jennifer has been included in GO! Magazine’s 2008 & 2014 “100 Women We Love” lists.

Tune in to her about Jennifer’s experience sitting through (and surviving!) a 9-day silent meditation retreat.

Quick Preview of the Podcast:

●      Jennifer’s first hand experience meditating for 9 days straight. 

●      Learning to trust that everything will be okay when we are present.

●      How to practice Loving Kindness Meditation.

●      The surprising birthplace of suffering. 

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