Rick Heller

On pain and pleasure
Rick Heller’s interest in mindfulness and a secular form of Buddhism began when he discovered that much of our pain comes from what we do to ourselves.
A Review of Rick Heller’s ‘Secular Meditation’
Sylvie Vanasse, a member of the Beaches Sangha in Australia, discusses the different secular meditation practices in Rick Heller’s book. She praises Heller for offering many practical exercises and his avoidance of supernatural jargon, but thinks that his insistence on the need to ‘quiet our mind’ minimizes the value of a recollective or reflective approach to meditation.