Culadasa: What to Do When Your Mind Wanders During Meditation


In this video, Culadasa (John Yates, PhD.) offers profound and practical advice for what to do when your mind wanders during meditation.  In July, he’ll be leading the Science of Meditation retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center.

Shambhala Mountain Center hosts The Science of Meditation: Buddhist Wisdom Meets Modern Brain Science with Culadasa, July 5–9, 2017 — click here to learn more

About the Author

Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) is the director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, Arizona and author of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Using Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. A meditation master with over four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravadin Buddhist traditions, Culadasa also taught physiology and neuroscience for many years. He combines the original teachings of the Buddha with an emerging, scientific understanding of the mind to give students a rich and rare opportunity for rapid progress and profound insight.


  1. Hoori says

    Hello, I am very interested in learning these methods. Are these sessions recorded or do you have another batch starting . Please let us know and we want to coordinate and learn.


  2. Patricia says

    This was so useful. I understood every step of the progression you talked about. The positive spin on forgetting is so refreshing.
    Thanks so much!

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