Sitting With Bodhi: Appreciating Change

Sitting With Bodhi is a unique form of meditation course where you have the opportunity to receive guidance from Bodhipaksa—daily, if you want.

Often change and impermanence are things we think we should reflect on. But Bodhipaksa has recorded 28 meditation sessions that will point you toward a specific aspect of change that you can observe in your direct experience. This helps to liberate us from that all-too-common sense we can have that there is something “fixed” or even “stuck” about us. It also helps us to notice the richness and fascination of ordinary experiences.

The emails begin to go out on July 15. You can enroll anytime between now and August 11. How long the course takes is up to you, since you control the pace of the emails.

How Sitting With Bodhi Works

You’ll be sent 28 emails, each of which contains a link to a new guided meditation, especially recorded for this event.

Each meditation provides a 10-minute lead-in to a particular way of approaching our experience. This series will focus on meditations that allow us to develop radical calmness, peace, and tranquillity.

  • Set a timer and for as long as you want to sit — for example 15, 20, or 30 minutes (12 minutes minimum is recommended).
  • Start playing the meditation on your computer or mobile device.
  • At the end of the recording you are invited to continue with the practice until the end of your chosen time period.
  • The next email won’t be sent out to you until you’ve clicked a special link in the current one. So if you have a busy day and aren’t able to listen to the guided meditation, or if you want to stick with one meditation for a while, there’s no pressure! The next email will only arrive when you are ready for it!

Questions I’ve Been Asked

Q. Am I able to return and revisit a meditation after I complete it?
A. Yes. You can download the meditations and listen to them as often as you want. The Youtube versions will probably be left up forever as well.

Q. Do the meditations have to be completed within the course dates?
A. No. It doesn’t matter how long you take to complete the series. You really can go at your own pace.

Q. Do I have to do previous series of Sitting With Bodhi before I do later ones?
A. No. Like the previous series of Sitting with Bodhi, this is a stand-alone series and there are no prerequisites.

How to Enroll

To enroll in this course, you have to be a sponsor of our community-based meditation initiative. This means sponsoring at least one Community Share. Each community share costs only $6 a month, and membership of the community offers many benefits. We’re sure that you’ll want to keep sponsoring Community Shares long beyond the end of this course.

Membership of the community gives you:

  • Access to all Bodhipaksa’s meditation courses (at no extra charge!)
  • Membership of an online community
  • A special newsletter with monthly meditation downloads (again, no extra charge)
  • Exclusive articles that are only for sponsors.
  • None of these promotional emails!

With almost 500 sponsors so far, we’re making fantastic progress toward turning Wildmind into a Community-Supported Meditation Initiative.

Click here to subscribe to the meditation initiative.

13 Comments. Leave new

  • Angie Lee-Foster
    June 28, 2019 4:30 am

    Hi Bodhi I’ve forgotten how to register as a subscriber?

    • Hey, Angie.

      There will be a link in the next community newsletter that allows you to subscribe. I’m intending to send one out in the next day or so.

      All the best,

      • Jill Robertson
        July 8, 2019 10:38 pm

        I’ve not seen one. FB notice only.

        • I have absolutely no idea why I wrote what I wrote above. The Community Newsletter goes out on the 15th of the month. It may be that my brain short-circuited and I momentarily thought it went out on the first. Anyway, look out for the newsletter in a few days. You’ll be able to enroll then.

        • Also, I noticed that the June Community Newsletter didn’t go out to you. It looks like you clicked on the “unsubscribe” link on June 6th. I imagine you were trying to unsubscribe from our regular newsletter and somehow got unsubscribed from everything. (I’ve no idea how that happened!) I’ve taken the liberty of adding you back to (just) that list. I don’t send the regular newsletter to sponsors, incidentally (unless they happen to be registered to it under a different email address).

        • Guess I am having the same problem. I have not received or may have missed your link to the course. Can you please advise? Thanks

          • Hi, Swas.

            According to our records you were sent the July Community Newsletter on July 17, just after you signed up. You opened that email a few times that day and the next, but haven’t opened it since July 20. If you search for the newsletter in your Gmail account (It came from you’ll find the links to the courses.

            All the best,

  • Hi – I’ve subscribed to the Change and Impermanence course but don’t receive any daily emails for it. Have I done it right?

    • Hi, Chris.

      Our records show that you were sent the first email on Jul 17 at 1:06 PM US Eastern time. Have you checked the Promotions and Updates tabs in your Gmail inbox? Also check the spam and trash folders — it’s apparently very easy to delete emails without realizing it.

      All the best,

  • OK, found it in Spam 3 days later. Chris

    • Ah, good! You probably know this already, but if you click on “report as not spam” then Gmail should learn that it’s legitimate. Also if the messages end up in the Updates or Promotions tabs, you can train Gmail by dragging the messages to “Primary Inbox.”

  • Hi,
    I’ve bought/subscribed your app which is great, but has a couple of problems (talk about another time. Does this count as a subscription to join the new sitting with Bodhi?

    • Hi, Alan.

      The two projects are separate from each other and an app subscription doesn’t cover this course, although the materials will be appearing in the app.

      All the best,


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