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Aug 26: Shaila Catherine, Abandon Only What Is Not Yours (7945 reads)
approaches to help you or keep you busy until you finally tire of clinging, an extensive array of meditation tools have been devised by generations of practitioners. And yet, if at an...

May 13: Yogi Bhajan, Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You? (8039 reads)
your mind, and your mind has to know you, and you have to know your mind, and for that, there is meditation. The art of meditation is to control one’s mind. We are human,...

Jan 28: Sharon Salzberg, Generosity Helps Us Accept Change (7030 reads)
go inside. So the external training of giving deeply influences the internal feeling-tone of the meditation practice, and vice versa. If we cultivate a generous heart, then more and more we...

Jan 21: Subhana Barzaghi , Green Mountains Are Forever Walking (7172 reads)
quality of presence is also true for people who are dying.  That same energy is generated in meditation. And it wasn't just by luck or chance, all those Zen stories where the...

Sep 03: Paul Fleischman, Sense Of Self Is An Essential Skill Of Mind (8832 reads)
Buddha’s idea of “anatta,” the absence of an eternal soul, with the idea that meditation should rid you of your ordinary sense of self. Then the press has utilized...

Aug 27: J. Krishnamurti, Bedrock On Which We All Stand (8082 reads)
answers. We have to be silent and pay attention. Silence and attention provide the ground for meditation. Meditation is a process of healing the wounds of fragmentation. In...

Jun 11: Jeff Foster, Somehow I'm Always Held (15381 reads)
loneliness that I thought I would never return. I have tasted the ecstatic joys of meditation, the fierce intimacy of love, the savage pains of heartbreak, the excitement of unexpecte...

Jan 08: Eknath Easwaran, Becoming Master Artists (11509 reads)
/> It takes time and sustained effort to fashion such a life. That is the challenge of it (meditation)- and that is why it (meditation) can appeal so deeply to people with a...

Dec 18: Sam Keen, The Gift Of Threshold Moments (13021 reads)
of a dying person is not followed by an inspiration; the deep sigh and profound calm that comes in meditation when the mind finally stops chattering; the timeless moment, before sleep or...

Nov 20: Pema Chodron, Laziness As Our Personal Teacher (10039 reads)
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...

Sep 18: Ram Dass, Beyond Content Of Thought (10810 reads)
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...

Jul 31: Richard Rohr, From Being Driven To Being Drawn (12461 reads)
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...

Jul 24: TKV Desikachar, The Boss And The Attendants (8397 reads)
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...

May 22: Eknath Easwaran, Live Intentionally, In Freedom (7427 reads)
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 ...

May 01: Tara Brach, The Sacred Art of Pausing (15917 reads)
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...

Mar 27: Peter Kalmus, We Are Swimming in Miracles (8026 reads)
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...

Feb 06: Suzanne Toro, Why Meditate (14253 reads)
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...

Jan 16: Vincent Horn, Theory and Practice (10518 reads)
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 ...

Oct 31: Stephen and Ondrea Levine, The Glass is Already Broken (16812 reads)
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...

Sep 26: Vimala Thakar, What is Meditation? (9382 reads)
"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...

Aug 08: Moyo, Reflections on Life from Death Row (9247 reads)
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 ...

May 23: Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Learning Not to Be Afraid of Things That Are Real (14033 reads)
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...

Dec 07: Pema Chodron, The Trick is to Keep Seeing (19413 reads)
/> 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,...

Nov 23: Helen Moore, I Awaken Before Dawn (8657 reads)
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. ...

Nov 02: Steve Karlin, Be with the Magic (9481 reads)
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...

Oct 26: Paul Fleischman, Death is Life's Door (17471 reads)
(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...

Mar 16: Ajahn Brahm, It All Goes Wrong Anyway (13349 reads)
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...

Dec 29: Peter Russell, Not Resisting Resistance (26620 reads)
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...

Dec 22: George Saunders, Kindness Includes Everything (19495 reads)
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...

Jun 09: Gail Gustafson, The Fish on the Camel (23741 reads)
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&...

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