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Meditation is the new jogging

27 Aug

I hope none of us on this blog needs any more motivation to meditate – but if we still do, here’s something that might help.

Dan Harris the famous news anchor on meditation:

 

The Master’s Journey

10 Jul

Mastering meditation is like mastering any other skill or sport. And this is what the journey looks like (from ‘Mastery’ by George Leonard)

 

                 The Mastery Curve

 

Master's Curve
There’s really no way around it. Learning any new skill involves relatively brief spurts of progress, each of which is followed by a slight decline to a plateau somewhat higher in most cases than that which preceded it. The curve above is necessarily idealized. In the actual learning experience, progress is less regular; the upward spurts vary; the plateaus have their own dips and rises along the way. But the general progression is almost always the same. To take the
master’s journey, you have to practice diligently,striving to hone your skills, to attain new levels of competence. But while doing so—and this is the inexorable fact of the journey—you also have to be willing to spend most of your time on a plateau, to keep practising even when you seem to be getting nowhere.

 

Is Meditation enough?

29 Jun

is meditation enough

“Meditation is used as therapy, to calm people down, as healing (to lower blood pressure, for instance, or deal with pain), and even as a way to get ahead in business, or win at sports. It is gradually becoming part of the mainstream. This is not unlike what has happened to the practice of yoga, once viewed as a sophisticated system of spiritual training, and now offered regularly. The technique may be there, but there is no heart. There is a danger that the practice of meditation could be similarly reduced. The very technique designed to undermine the power of ego-fixation could become another feather in our ego-cap.”

~ Judy Lief is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, who authorized her as a teacher in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions.

 

What do you think she means by “The technique may be there, but there is no heart”?

 

Read more here –> Is meditation enough

 

Guided Meditation – Ajahn Brahm

22 Jun

Here’s a lovely guided meditation – beginner’s level.

The Benefits of Meditation

27 Jun

 Benefits of Meditation with Angie Kane

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