Category: Meditation

23 Posts

Preparation for Meditation
Preparation for Meditation

Your preparation for meditation is as important as your meditation practice, if not more so. The better you prepare, the better your meditation will be. Look at it this way, if someone very important was coming to your home for dinner you would prepare for this, would you not? You would clean you...

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The Journey of Awareness in Meditation
The Journey of Awareness in Meditation

The mystic’s goal is to control awareness in his mind. To separate awareness from that which he is aware of so he can consciously move it to any area of the mind that he wants it to go to. As he gains mastery over his awareness and a gains a better understanding of his mind,…

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Meditation requires Effort
Meditation requires Effort

Effort is not something a lot of people associate the process of meditation with. Meditation is often mistakenly believed to be synonymous with relaxation, letting go, just being, observing and all those not very well understood concepts. True meditation requires tremendous effort. It is a displa...

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Meditating, starting a business, falling in love and other how-tos
Meditating, starting a business, falling in love and other how-tos

It’s been six whole months since I have blogged. That was the longest hiatus I have taken since I started blogging shortly after leaving the monastery 7 years ago. In that time lots have happened. One of the biggest developments is that I have a brand new website. You’re looking at it...

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Bringing Life to Meditation
Bringing Life to Meditation

Recently in privately training someone how to meditate I spent the first 3 days not even talking about meditation. There is a lot to learn before one even begins to sit down to meditate. Everybody is in a rush these days. Even in a rush to learn to meditate. They know what they want which…

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How/when are you aware of the effects of meditation?
How/when are you aware of the effects of meditation?

Affects of meditation come not from prolong practices rather more from quality practices. Sitting for long periods in meditation not necessarily produce result if the meditator does not know what he or she is doing. There will be benefits from this but not significant. When a quality meditation p...

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How long should I sit for when I meditate?
How long should I sit for when I meditate?

A couple of days ago we gave a response to the question “What are one of the first things to do when one wants to begin a meditation practice?” and we ended the blog post with the question “How long should I sit for?” Here’s our response to that question. Well if you’ve ne...

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Meditation’s first steps (Part 1)
Meditation’s first steps (Part 1)

What are one of the first things to do when one wants to begin a meditation practice? I often get asked this question. One of the first things you should do is to make an appointment with yourself each day. The appointment with yourself involves sitting down for a period of time each day by…

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