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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.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev6KK5M38r4?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Useful websites to visit

21 Jun

The website for the U Ba Khin style of Vipassana meditation, as taught by S.N Goenka is…

http://www.dhamma.org/

On this website one can enrol for 1-day, 3-day and 10-day courses. Note that 1-day and 3-day courses can only be attended by meditators who have done at least one 10-day course.

 

The website for Vipassana Fellowship, an online support group that conducts online courses in Vipassana meditation is…

http://vipassana.com/

 

Here’s a very nice site with many useful resources…

http://www.wildmind.org/

 

And here’s one of the most authoritative sites for Theravada readings:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/

The Benefits of Meditation

27 Jun

 Benefits of Meditation with Angie Kane

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