Updated: May 23, 2020
An interview with Victor Anaya from the Colegiales Meditation Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Welcome Victor, thank you so much for taking the time for this interview! Can you tell us a little bit on how this meditation practice has helped you during this difficult time?
While consistently using this meditation practice, I could become free of my attachments. Which really left me living without worries. I got to know that all the thoughts that I have are not who I truly am.
What would you say to someone who has never practiced this form of meditation before?
They should really try to do this because this is really a way to achieve happiness and freedom. I experienced freedom and happiness I never felt before! It takes some time to understand because of habitual thinking, but as you practice it more you will find the true happiness you are looking for.
What were you like before starting meditation here?
Before this meditation I had lost all hope. This was the only meditation practice that provided me actual results and change. I had so much pain all over my body so I couldn’t sit for a long time. I also had a lot of fear and anger. I found myself often staring at the wall and feeling so hopeless. I felt like I was living in hell. I remember talking with people and I just couldn’t keep up with the conversation. My mind was just not working right. I had lost a frightening amount of weight and had also lost my job. Furthermore, I had chicken pox all over my body because of the level of stress I was experiencing.