Stephen Paduano

Stephen Paduano was born and raised on Candlewood Lake in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Currently a freshman in Georgetown College with the intention of studying Physics and Mathematics, he began meditating during his junior year at the Taft School.  “I began meditating at the request of my father, who had stressed the importance of the ability to maintain focus on any given task as an important life skill. To me, meditation is all about the continuous upholding of personal attentiveness and concentrating on the moment at hand with the entirety of one’s being – easier said then done! Much like training the body to be able to perform physical feats of strength, the mind must also be trained through faithful practice to the art of meditation. The John Main Center has provided me with the stability of a familiar environment through of a group of people all dedicated to this practice.”