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Pema Chodron, Laziness As Our Personal Teacher
care less. We touch in and then we go forward. This is the training. Whether in formal meditation or throughout our days and nights, we can train in letting go of our commentary and conta...
Ram Dass, Beyond Content Of Thought
not what they’re about, they’re just thoughts, and it’s my major game in meditation to extricate awareness from identification with thought or with clinging to it. In order ...
Richard Rohr, From Being Driven To Being Drawn
connection—because you don’t live inside a fragile and encapsulated self anymore. In meditation, you are moving from ego consciousness to soul awareness, from being driven by negative m...
TKV Desikachar, The Boss And The Attendants
beyond the mind, but can only see and act through this instrument. Discrimination grows through meditation and paves a way for the heart to prevail. Then our works are undertaken in another manner...
Eknath Easwaran, Live Intentionally, In Freedom
about the threshold. On the other hand, we can learn to tame these creatures. As meditation deepens, compulsions, cravings, and fits of emotion begin to lose their power to dictate ...
Tara Brach, The Sacred Art of Pausing
pause from our ongoing responsibilities by sitting down to meditate. We may pause in the midst of meditation to let go of thoughts and reawaken our attention to the breath. We may pause by stepping ...
Peter Kalmus, We Are Swimming in Miracles
that I don't understand, maybe suddenly it could happen. In fact, what I found out about meditation and about dealing with this habit is that it takes a lot of practice, like becoming a con...
Suzanne Toro, Why Meditate
divine and sumptuous ways to feed your inner and outer self. On a physical level, meditation benefits your body; it acts as both a preventative and a reactive medicine. There are end...
Vincent Horn, Theory and Practice
or learn to practice? If you emphasize practice too much you can get what Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa called “dumb meditators”—people who don’t ...
Stephen and Ondrea Levine, The Glass is Already Broken
Once someone asked a well-known Thai meditation master, "In this world where everything changes, where nothing remains the same, where loss and grief are inherent in our very coming into existen...
Vimala Thakar, What is Meditation?
"This awareness of the so called outward and the inward movements of life, is meditation. The simultaneous awareness of the total movement is meditation. If I am aware of the nature of my reacti...
Moyo, Reflections on Life from Death Row
Reggie once told me that we could use these cells like meditation cells used by monks in monasteries. But prison is not a monastery. And although I may do my best to take advantage of ...
Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Learning Not to Be Afraid of Things That Are Real
to become real people ourselves, then reality poses no dangers. This is what the meditation is for, teaching yourself how to be real, to get in touch with what's really going on...
Pema Chodron, The Trick is to Keep Seeing
/> In practicing with shenpa, first we try to recognize it. The best place to do this is on the meditation cushion. Sitting practice teaches us how to open and relax to whatever arises, without pi...
Helen Moore, I Awaken Before Dawn
go into the kitchen and fix a cup of tea. I light the candle and sit in its glow on the meditation cushion. Taking my cup in both hands, I lift it to my Lord and give thanks. ...
Steve Karlin, Be with the Magic
When animals look out of their eyes they don’t see what we see. Some of them see ultraviolet light, some of them can see very clearly for hundreds of yards, some of them can’t see further...
Paul Fleischman, Death is Life's Door
(Note from the Editors: 'Sitting' here refers to seated meditation) Sitting enabled me to see, and compelled me to acknowledge, the role that death had already played, and stil...
Ajahn Brahm, It All Goes Wrong Anyway
and place. Of course, that is asking for something that can never be given. We ask for profound meditation and enlightenment, right here and now. But that’s not the way this universe works. ...
Peter Russell, Not Resisting Resistance
The building where I used to run a meditation group was on the same street as a fire station; one could almost guarantee that sometime during the meditation a fire engine would come rushing past, sir...
George Saunders, Kindness Includes Everything
from the latter. Education is good; immersing ourselves in a work of art: good; prayer is good; meditation’s good; a frank talk with a dear friend; establishing ourselves in some kind of spi...
Gail Gustafson, The Fish on the Camel
And I’m Feeling so damn Thirsty.” Most of us come to practice meditation for exactly what Hafiz points to in this poem. We get an inkling that something just isn&...
Ven. Master Miao Tsan, Transforming The Wandering Mind
enemy. Meditation is a very effective method of dissolving habitual tendencies. Through focused meditation, the practitioner continually disengages from wandering thought. These thoughts, when ign...
Krishna Das, Practice Without Integration is a Waste
and pain that we've experienced in all of the relationships of our lives. No matter how much meditation, chanting, yoga poses, or any other practice we do, it's very hard to remove the fear...
Gil Fronsdal, Fearlessness can Coexist with Fear
In meditation and in mindfulness practice, we are learning to replace fear with trust, not as an ideal or abstraction, but as a sense of self-confidence that arises from coming to know fear well. Man...
Roger Walsh, Indulge an Attachment
One of my meditation teachers was a man who had devoted many years to spiritual practice.  He had studied many spiritual texts, lived in monasteries under austere conditions, and done long medit...
Thanissaro Bhikku, The Committee of the Mind
and strategies for satisfying their desires. [...] One of the purposes of meditation is to bring these dealings out into the open, so that you can bring more order to the com...
Krishna Das, Meditate Like Christ
to tell us what practice to do, but he'd never give us any specific instructions about yoga or meditation. Now he'd said this. If he said it, he must know how Jesus meditated. We decided to a...
Adyashanti, True Meditation Has No Direction
True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer. All methods aiming at achieving a certain state of mind are limited, impermanent, and conditioned. Fascina...
Stephen Levine, Beggarly, Friendly, and Kingly Giving
/>   Indeed, giving can become a whole practice in itself.  Many times in our meditation, we become beggarly and we don't give ourselves away.  We hold back, we resist c...
Yogi Mccaw, Lessons From 25 Years of Meditating
some days, for hours on end. [...] Here's what I found.    1. meditation is not painful. [...] As the Buddha pointed out, although everybody suffers, it ...
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