Robert Wright has been on the airwaves of late promoting his new book, The Evolution of God. I heard him interviewed on NPR as I was driving up to New England earlier this summer. I was tickled that when pressed about his own spirituality and mystical experiences, he spoke of his time at a rural meditation retreat center in Western, MA. Not too much sleuthing revealed that place as The Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and his meditation retreat as Vipassana.
This piece from the New York Times speaks so well to our love/dread affair with all things meditation.