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Rodney Laney

Do you know there’s a common link between laughter, meditation, and benevolence?

 With over twenty years of performing stand-up comedy and nearly a decade of meditating Rodney has discovered that selflessness is the link between the three.

 In 2014, Rodney discovered reflective meditation, which led to his life-changing and transformative state of mind. Rodney attributes his bright, cheery, and youthful presence to reflective meditation.

 The same curiosity that led Rodney to comedy, led him to eastern philosophy. “I started philosophizing,” Rodney says jokingly. After reading books by respected sages, Jiddu Kristnamurti, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and Eckhart Tolle, he began to take meditation seriously.

 Laughter and meditation strengthen all relationships, inspires creativity, and leads to humility and generosity. Once inspired by fame and fortune, Rodney has dedicated himself to the service of others. He performed jiwonja, the act of volunteering at several meditation centers in Queens, NY, Teaneck and Lyndhurst, New Jersey and in Mexico City.  He has also volunteered on an organic farm in Live Oaks Florida.

 Rodney wrote Lighten Up: A Hilarious Memoir and Guide to Meditation to raise awareness of meditation in underserved and overworked communities. His aim was to make meditation more accessible by shattering the “new-agey, woo-woo-ness” of spirituality with humor.

 Rodney once lived to crack people up, but now his new mission is to make people whole again by uplifting attendees with insightful content and side-splitting humor.  

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