“Meditation and the Practice of Law,” (Speaker), International Bar Association Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea (September 24, 2019)

Imagine thirty lawyers from around the world sitting together in their suits quietly meditating. That’s what happened this past fall at the IBA Annual Meeting in Seoul. (See photo.) During a panel discussion entitled “Ways to Cope in Practice Management,” I lead the attendees in an eight-minute guided mediation.  I talked the participants through a simple meditation that focused on the physical sensations of the breath.  When interrupted by thoughts or emotions or sounds or itches or aches or pains or boredom the instructions were to simply notice those things, let them go, and begin again—gently moving the focus back to the physical sensations of the breath.