The Florida Times UnionJacksonville resident Roger Cochran viewed meditation as his fast pass to Nirvana when he became a Buddhist about 15 years ago. “I thought that was a surefire way to reach an enlightened state of mind,” said Cochran, 64. “I thought [meditation] was the slickest thing around.” But the ensuing years and a harrowing encounter with cancer have since convinced Cochran that – in this lifetime, anyway – meditation is more about seeking refuge from daily stress than achieving ultimate transcendence. Read more here.
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