Tag Archives: meditation retreats

Reducing choice seems to be the whole point

21 Sep

We think that freedom means having more choice; this has been drilled into us and all that we see around us seems to indicate that more choice equals more freedom which is always a good thing.

Think again.


Isn’t this kind of choice taking our mind (and energy and time) away from things that really matter. Does it really matter whether we buy Brand A as against Brand B (as long as both brands are similar on the most important parameters)?

The path of spiritual practice involves reducing our available choices and Buddhist meditation practice at retreats seems to support this viewpoint – just consider the lack of diversity when it comes to the menu 🙂

This piece by Ken McLeod is excellent and will give you a deeper understanding of this viewpoint.

Read it here: Freedom and Choice

Funny things about meditation retreats

21 Jun

So you thought meditation retreats were serious affairs and meditators were grumpy old folk.

Check out this laugh-out-loud piece written by an irreverent soul. 🙂

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