Today, Sarah offers a guided peace meditation on Day 36 of the Feast! All are welcome.
Sarah McLean is a contemporary meditation and mindfulness teacher who has been inspiring people to meditate for over 25 years. She has been teaching meditation since 1993. Her students come from all walks of life. She first learned about meditation while training in the U.S. Army as a Behavioral Specialist to help soldiers address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. After the Army and graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Sarah took a nine-month mountain bike journey from Europe to Asia seeking secrets to peace and fulfillment. When she returned, she began her daily meditation practice and studied mind/body health with Dr. Deepak Chopra in Lancaster, Massachusetts at the Ayurveda Health Center, a Transcendental Meditation community. After Deepak moved to California, Sarah became the Program Director for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.
After eight years, Sarah took a sabbatical to seek the origins of meditation. She lived in a traditional ashram in South India for six months and was a two-year resident at a remote Zen Buddhist monastery for two years. In 2006, she founded the McLean Meditation Institute, an educational organization that now offers meditation and mindfulness teacher training programs through the Meditation Teacher Academy®.
Sarah has been a popular facilitator at retreats for the Chopra Center, Esalen Institute, The Art of Living Retreat Center, and many other world-class destinations. She has been interviewed on national television, featured in a variety of award-winning movies, and her work has been touted in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. She teaches, writes, and lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Her best-seller, Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House), has inspired study groups worldwide. Her latest release, The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Unlimited Potential with Meditation (Hay House) has received rave reviews.
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