frequently asked questions

Where can I begin learning to meditate?

Headspace, Calm, and Ten Percent Happier are excellent apps that provide structured, secular meditation instruction. Insight Timer is a thriving community where thousands of meditation teachers post guided meditations that can be accessed through their app. Each of these apps offer free and paid options.

Does A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment make money?

A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment is a not-for-profit activity. Our content is provided for free, and we don’t accept advertising. We are supported by donations from our listeners, supporters, sponsors, and our team. All donations and revenue go directly to support the expenses of producing our meditation content and we offer a small portion of our revenue directly to our interview guests in appreciation for their time.

We gratefully acknowledge the organizations where we learned the Buddhist meditation techniques that we base our content on, and we encourage you to support their activities: Tse Chen Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture, The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), Gyuto Foundation, and Tibet House.

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