Meditations on Love, Fear, Purpose & Death

Meditations grew out of a genuine desire to offer a set of mindful tools which have served me well over the past 40 years and I believe can support others in their pursuit of a life filled with more love, courage and purpose.

The central pillar of this course is meditation with the goal of not merely achieving mental and physical wellbeing but also to forging an unbreakable connection with the Universal Intelligence which pervades everything. Through that connection, participants will discover new pathways which can dramatically enhance mental, emotional and spiritual capacity.

The second pillar is forming an intention; specifically, regarding love, fear, purpose and death which are central aspects to every human life. It’s important to understand that intention is not about how we want the world to be; rather intention is about how we want to be in the world. Through intention, Meditations strives to enable participants to love more profoundly, confront fear more courageously, share their unique talents more fully and embrace death more peacefully.

The third pillar is journaling which allows participants to concretize their thoughts and emotions without concern for personal judgements and the opinions of others as well as connecting with their gratitude at the same time. In addition, journaling, when combined with meditation and Intention, enables participants to answer any critical questions they face.

Meditations Qualifications and Information

  • Is for anyone interested in developing a stronger set of mental and emotional tools designed to better navigate virtually every aspect of life
  • Is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. For experienced meditators, it will be important to use the meditation techniques offered during the course.
  • Will be six two-hour sessions (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm) where participants will meditate, journal and engage in group discussions. Class dates: February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • The course costs $1,500, though scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford it.
  • Will require homework from week to week involving meditation, journaling and intention-building.
  • Is based on many wonderful texts that specifically speak to the topics and techniques being used. The reading syllabus will be held until the end of the course so that participants can focus on their direct experience rather than the interpretations of others.
Click here to apply for the Spring 2018 cohort of the MEDITATIONS  program
Application Deadline: February 12, 2019


I dedicate this course to my grandson Langston and to every other infant on the planet both now and for generations to come. My good friend Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of, often says that a true sign of hope for the future is “planting a tree under whose shade you will never sit”. This is my tree.

-Lester Strong, Meditations Founder & Teacher

About Lester

Lester has studied Eastern philosophies and practiced meditation across North America, Asia, Europe and Australia over the past 40 years. He has taught in and managed meditation centers in Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; and Boston, MA for twenty years. He also served as President and CEO of the Siddha Yoga Foundation which has yoga and meditation centers in 46 countries. Lester studied Judeo-Christian theology at Davidson College in North Carolina and the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

Contact Information
Phone: 845.866.6100