About Teaching Recollective Awareness Meditation
Though this approach to meditation can be undertaken without a teacher, the kind of inner
transformation that can occur from this practice is more likely to happen under the guidance
of a qualified teacher. The teacher can help with impasses that arise in meditation, with
periods of doubts and questioning, with the frustration you might feel when your sittings
seem to be going nowhere, and with ways of looking into faulty narratives and finding truer
SMP teachers tend to spend a great deal of time with their students and get to know them
well. When you work with a teacher, you have someone who you can contact regularly about
your meditation practice, who will read all of your meditation journals and listen to you talk
about your sittings. You will have a capable qualified person giving you guidance geared
toward developing an open awareness meditation practice. If there are things for you to
unlearn in your meditation, the teacher will help you in a kind, gentle manner. If there are
things for you to learn, the teacher will participate in educating and/or providing you with
resources for your own self-study.
This is all done on a donation basis. That does not mean the teachers work for free--it means
that they rely on your gratitude and generosity to keep teaching.