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Six ways to NOT Meditate

25 Sep

six ways not to meditate

Do you compete when meditating? Can you stay on the cushion longer than everyone else?

What about the results of your meditation? Are you efficiently achieving the targets?

Do you feel you are above all the other meditators and even the teacher at the front?


If such thoughts dominate your mind while meditating, you need to learn what NOT to do while meditating.

Download and read this piece by Ken McLeod here: 6 ways to not meditate


23 Jun

Here are some of the best books for a beginner – very good introductions to the basic ideas of Buddhist thought, taking the common subset between Theravada, Mahayana and other schools.


A good first book, by Richard Gethin.

gethin book image















The Foundations of Buddhism_Gethin_1998


And here’s another classic by Dr Rahula Walpole












What the Buddha Taught_Walpole


And here’s one by Paul Williams












Buddhist Thought_Paul Williams

Journal of Buddhist Ethics

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Path Press

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Cross River Meditation Center

Cross River Meditation Center in Frenchtown NJ presents the original teachings of the Buddha on The Four Noble Truths, Meditation, & Mindfulness from the Pali Canon

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Buddhism for a small world: views and opinions