Episode 251 :: Sara Eckel :: It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single

| July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments


Sara Eckel

Sara Eckel joins us to talk about how Buddhist insights can inform our dating experience.

Though the Buddha really didn’t date, per se, he was at one time married, and his wife and son were part of the rest of his life, even though that relationship changed. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married, or “it’s complicated”, dating can be tough. So what lights might Buddhism shed on being single?

Sara Eckel has been a full-time freelance writer since 1997. Her essays, arts criticism and reported pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The BBC, The Boston Globe Magazine, Salon, The Shambhala Sun, and many other publications. For five years, Sara was a nationally syndicated opinion columnist, with her weekly column appearing in more than two-hundred newspapers nationwide. Sara studies meditation and Buddhist teachings at Sky Lake Lodge in Rosendale, NY, and the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York in New York City. She lives in Kingston, NY, with her husband.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Cupid’s Bow Tea.


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Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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