130: Krista Lester on How Bunnies and Buddhism Saved Her Life

“I can tell you, unequivocally, if I did not have my yoga and my meditation practice, I would not have made it.” 

Krista Lester is the creator of Bunny Buddhism, writer, music teacher, suicide survivor, yogi, and meditator.

In this episode, Krista tells the story of how bunnies came into her life from her childhood fascination with them to owning her first bunny as an adult. Krista reflects discovering the healing powers of meditation during a long battle with depression and anxiety. She explains how the tenderness of bunnies and the wisdom from Buddhist philosophies intersected in her seated meditation practice to create the concept of Bunny Buddhism. Krista recounts the experience of tweeting one quote a day and its evolution into her book, “Bunny Buddhism.” She explores how yoga and meditation continue to provide solace in the grieving process from her husband’s suicide.

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