Ed Conley is a photographer and meditation teacher in Blackstone, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Tilly, a native of Blackstone. From the early 60’s Ed was consumed by hunger for truth and in 1968 he had a profound and life changing awakening through a connection with the world teacher J. Krishnamurti. In the 70’s he found a direction for his journey through association with Alice Christensen, American Yoga Association, and Swami Muktananda of Siddha Yoga. Ed and his wife, Tilly, ran a meditation center for Siddha Yoga in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in 1980-1981.
Having settled in Southside Virginia in the early 80s, Ed began teaching yoga in Blackstone, but his interest turned to feature writing for the local paper, the Courier-Record, and photography, Leaving the newspaper in 1996 Ed devoted all his energies to building a photography studio. Teaching meditation was not on his horizon, he thought.
In 1986 an awakening connection was made with Swami Satchidanada at Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia. And in 2005 during a visit to Yogaville (although Satchidananda had left his body) that initial connection opened into a dynamic spiritual awakening that has transformed Ed’s life and channeled all his energies into writing and teaching insight meditation full time. Ed’s driving interest is to make the healing principles of the Buddha Dharma easy and workable in our busy modern life so that we can awaken to the basic goodness that is our essential being.
To Kill a Minotaur. Ed’s journey out of the labyrinth of the mind.
When things go wrong in relationship, you need to create an oasis of peace in your life where you can heal the pain and generate creative solutions and awaken love where love was thought lost. Meditation and the Buddhist psychology that supports it is a time tested way of healing the mind and reconnecting with our authentic ground of being. If you are tired of the inner war; if you are sick of the suffering; You can awaken.
Work shops, seminars, and personal coaching. Have Dharma, will travel.
We can design a program around your needs. My operating range is Southside Virginia.
The Dharma is free; You can pay for expenses.