For our first assignment in the ds106 storytelling class, we were asked to create a short digital piece that tells a recent story as a way of introduction. I guess an ongoing story in my life is my quest for balance and for a deeper connection to life. As part of that quest, I have attended a variety of meditation sessions and retreats. My most recent experience with this “activity” was through a local Rinzai Zen Center in Tempe. The pictures in the attached video come from two sessions I attended. One was in Jemez Springs, NM and the other was in Mt. Baldy, CA. My hope with the video is to introduce those who don’t know me, and those who do, to the part of me that attempts to find peace and calm and engages in reflection.