Emergency Meditations: Easy Short Meditations

Emergency Meditations: Easy Short Meditations

Many people have a limited sense of meditation. One unexpected aspect of expanding our sense of meditation is learning how to shrink it, so to speak, into what I refer to as “Emergency Meditations.” People often think that meditation only works when you...
Meditation is Not Enough

Meditation is Not Enough

Many meditators think that meditation is capable of handling all your issues. People often swing the pendulum too far back in the other direction, from an initially dismissive attitude towards meditation, to one that views it as a panacea. They swing from one extreme...
How Much Should I Meditate to See Results?

How Much Should I Meditate to See Results?

How Much Should I Meditate to See Results? I’m often asked, “How much should I meditate to see results?” Before offering more specific guidelines for meditation, to help gain perspective, I like to point out the importance of repetition in mastering...
How Vipassana Meditation Helps Prepare for Death

How Vipassana Meditation Helps Prepare for Death

Just as shamatha meditation prepares the mind for the after death states, we can also look at how vipassana meditation helps prepare for death. One of the main themes in The Tibetan Book of the Dead is “recognition and liberation are simultaneous.” This relates to...
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