Nick Seaver and his wife Michelle Seaver (Co-Founder of Community Mindfulness Project) delivered a compelling TedxTalk in 2015 on the topic of the The Gift of Silence. Watch below!
"Nick Seaver is a dad, commuter, and busy professional who once upon a time, in the land before children, saved up a bit of money, stepped away from a busy professional life, put all his belongings into storage, and spent 18 months in the Rocky Mountains with his wife, in full time silent retreat, as part of the first major scientific study on meditation. Why would anyone do this? What does silence and solitude do to the mind? What were the challenges? Benefits? Is there anything that can be brought down from the mountains and into our busy, engaged lives?"