Can you tell a little about your first VR experience?
What makes VR meditation different from traditional meditation?
What motivates you to lead sessions with EvolVR?
How would you describe the sessions you lead?
What is your hope for the future of VR meditation?
I would hope that VR/ Social Meditation begins to be practiced by more and more people world wide. Greater numbers in sessions, greater energy, more sessions available, and really always having the community there.
What’s your favourite thing to do in VR, besides meditate or do yoga?
Many know this, but all I use my headset for is meditation lol. I am in VR at least once a day every day of the week and it’s 99% of the time EvolVR group meditations. If for some reason I’m on and not in meditation, it’s usually because I’m hanging out with other EvolVR members in a space that doesn’t have motion. Motion isn’t my friend in VR, but we get along better now than we did.
Does your avatar look like you?
Yes, it absolutely does!
Do you have one piece of advice for someone new to meditation?
If I had to choose one, I would say not to be discouraged by your thoughts. It’s totally normal to be interrupted by thought even hundreds of times. Meditation is just bringing ourselves back to the present moment when the thoughts or sounds or sensations come in. Over and over and over. So, if you’re interrupted by thought, you’re meditating because you noticed it.
Where can we find more of your work and offerings?
I lead at least 2 meditations with EvolVR weekly. Currently, I’m leading Tuesdays at 9PM ET and Wednesdays at 5PM ET. I also often sub for other amazing sessions leaders. You can also catch me as a participant at other session leader events. I offer group meditation and spiritual coaching on Zoom as well. You can find my happenings on my Facebook page: Keep Calm & Be Courageous Meditation & Wellness. I also have a YouTube channel with the same name. I am also part of a podcast located on YouTube and Spotify: Mindset: Teaching Outside the Box which has a Facebook page as well.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Find links to Eileen’s EvolVR sessions in AltspaceVR.