Introduce yourself!

Hi there! I’m Nick. A software developer here at HU.

Since late 2015, I’ve been a voracious meditator. From just a couple of weeks in to the practice, I’ve been a happier person, and people have told me about it. Since then I’ve learned many techniques, taken part in retreats, and have done lots research on my own, and I think it’s about time to give something back.

And that’s where Couch To Buddha comes in. I’m going to post my experiences here, and would love others to do the same. I’ll post a meditation plan and theme for each week, and we can all follow along as a community. We can then post about our personal experiences, suggest techniques that have worked for us, and encourage each other on this path.

I look forward to hearing about you and your experiences, and welcome you to our community!

3 Replies

  • Hello, I'm Dan, also a developer at HU.

    I'm slowly getting into meditation, I think I'm getting better at adding into my life.

    I'd like to see what long term benefits it can give me.

  • Hi strangely enough I am also a Nick and a Buddhist. my mediation technique is an active one, in that I chant. i.e. I repeat a mantra over and over again bringing forward my Buddha nature from deep in my life to the fore.

    I started chanting ( meditating) 5 mins in the morning and 5 mins in the evening and have grown from there.

    I belong to a lay Buddhist organisation and meet regularly with others like me that chant " Nam Myho Renge Kyo"

    Kind Regards


  • I've been meditating for years - but what helped me get into it was discovering a technique that wasn't focusing on me but focusing on what was outside me.

    I'm quite an introverted person so doing stuff that focused on me really wasn't something that was ever going to really help me get a grip on understanding the difference between my thoughts and me - but focusing outside - thinking about what was happening outside without my body - the sounds I could hear just as pure sounds - the colours I could see and the effects they had on me was my way in.

    I have problems absorbing B12 which finally came to light in 2012 - but one of the consequences was depression and anxiety stretching back over 40 years.  Meditating - or mindfulness - definitely something that involves sitting and some of the meditations I have found most useful are those that are part of daily life for me - just being a little more aware of what is going on and being less caught up in my trains of thoughts.  Being able to step away when I'm getting frustrated and do something else for a while.