Author Archive for: Sarah McLean
Sarah McLean is an inspiring contemporary meditation teacher who makes meditation and its benefits accessible to everyone. She's also the author of the best-selling book, Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House) which Deepak Chopra calls, "entertaining, informative, and inspiring for even the most experienced meditator."
Sarah’s background reflects her commitment to self-awareness. She has lived in numerous meditation communities, a Transcendental Meditation center in Lancaster, Massachusetts, a Zen Buddhist Monastery where she spent two years in training, and six months in an ashram in India. She also served as education director for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Southern California and was the director of the School for the Work of Byron Katie. She has been teaching meditation and mind/body health for over 20 years and is now the founding director of the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona). The Institute which offers meditation gatherings and training, intimate weekend retreats, and an international teacher certification program.
Her mission is to make meditation so easy that anyone can learn it and use it to immediately increase their inner peace, happiness, and fulfillment. She has studied and traveled the world developing and sharing her transformative techniques, including the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation® Method.
She lives in Sedona, Arizona where she meditates, writes, teaches and does what she can to promote a peaceful, sustainable lifestyle. Her book, Love & the Power of Attention, will be released May 2014 by Hay House.
“Meditation makes it possible to live a soul-centered life, a life lived from your own unique and peaceful center, your own soul. Each one of us has the ability to live in this way: peacefully, powerfully, authentically, and with compassion. I am dedicated to helping you find your soul-center through meditation. If each one of us finds this center point of peace, then together we can make this world a sweeter place for all beings.”
For more information, please visit SedonaMeditation.com.
Entries by Sarah McLean
What do you pay attention to? As you read this, become aware of how you’re attending to these words. Are you distracted or focused? How do you pay attention? Your attention is powerful – full of power. The kind of attention I am talking about is your non-judgmental, welcoming, loving attention. This attention energizes and enlivens all things in your life. Your attention arises from inside you, from that presence we’ll call your inner self. What you pay attention to and how you pay attention is how you use your power. When you reclaim your attention, you reclaim your power,… Read more.
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