Russell Simmons On His New App, Transcendental Meditation And The Artwork Of Sitting The F*** Down

*observe: This interview is edited for size and accommodates some profanity.

Russell Simmons cuts a putting determine on the planet of music. Mental, but right down to earth. A mogul, but not pompous. Progressive from his early days, his connection together with his previous is clear when he speaks. I discover his reference to yoga and transcendental meditation much more fascinating.

His new app—which fits stay as we speak—is little greater than an audio ebook companion to his most up-to-date ebook titled “Success By way of Stillness: Meditation Made Easy.” Nevertheless it matches as a part of his technique for making his meditation message out there to extra individuals in additional channels. The proceeds from his books go to varied charities.

I can see how the app may be helpful as a primer for individuals making an attempt to get into transcendental meditation (typically known as TM) and it might be helpful to listen to an individual’s voice while you’re making an attempt to go to by means of the motions and procedures (as an alternative of studying after which making an attempt after which studying after which making an attempt, and so on.)

Nevertheless it makes me marvel if know-how and meditation can coexist or if know-how is a distraction from the state to which TM tries to get you?

I spoke with Simmons and requested him this query and some others as we mentioned his new app and his imaginative and prescient for transcendental meditation.

Russell Simmons On His New App, Transcendental Meditation And The Art Of Sitting The F*** Down