Mindfulness Off the Cushion

Sitting with Our Deepest Fears

October 13, 2022 Episode 54
Mindfulness Off the Cushion
Sitting with Our Deepest Fears
Show Notes

For the final episode of season three with our special guest and mindfulness teacher Geeta Cowlagi, we look back on our brief time together and ask - have we developed the wisdom, courage, and compassion necessary to sit with ourselves and ‘have a cup of tea’? 

Sometimes, as we’ve discovered, sitting with ourselves can be very hard to do. 

Mindfulness presents us a challenge - when things get quiet and we get uncomfortable with ourselves, how do we turn towards, rather than away from, that moment of discomfort?

What deeper truth does that discomfort point towards?

What does discomfort prepare us for? We’ll explore this in our final episode with Geeta.

Season 3 Special Guest Geeta Cowlagi is a CFM Certified MBSR Teacher from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness (CFM) in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Geeta has been leading groups and individuals in their mindfulness journeys for over a decade from her Central Texas practice, Joyful Living. Geeta’s teachings are based in part on her own teacher, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.


Host Lance Vaughn, co-owner of Austin Mindfulness Center and self-described ‘mindfulness student.’

Co-host Claudio Barrientos, LMSW, Certified Mindfulness Instructor at Austin Mindfulness Center.