Meditation

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...

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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...

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Amazing Meditation Experiences: What Do They Mean?

Amazing Meditation Experiences: What Do They Mean?

If you have been meditating for some time, sooner or later you may find that you have some amazing meditation experiences - which is a time of rejoicing, and a time for concern.  Meditative absorption, as coveted as it may be, is not the point of...

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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 anything. We also need to take into...

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My First Month Long Silent Meditation Retreat

My First Month Long Silent Meditation Retreat

In 1988, in an effort to explore the Buddhist path, I decided to do a month long silent meditation retreat in the forests of Vermont.  It was a stretch.  Outside of a few weekends of meditation I had never tried to practice for so long. I walked up...

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Know the Three Shadows of the Mindfulness Revolution

Know the Three Shadows of the Mindfulness Revolution

The Three Shadows of the Mindfulness Revolution The benefits of mindfulness are legion. However, I do believe there is a dark side of the mindfulness revolution, because wherever you find light, you find the near enemies. I see three shadows of the...

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Shamatha Meditation as a Preparation for Death

Shamatha Meditation as a Preparation for Death

What Is Shamatha Meditation? Shamatha meditation is a fundamental form of mindfulness meditation. Shamatha means “peaceful abiding”.”Mindfulness is the meditation common to all schools of Buddhism. It is the ground meditation upon which all...

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Shamatha Meditation Instruction

Shamatha Meditation Instruction

In this audio program,  I offer meditation instruction on Shamatha, or calm abiding meditation. This is a fundamental form of mindfulness meditation. This is excerpted from my audio learning course (available through Soundstrue.com) Dream Yoga: The...

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The Power of Perspective: The Straw Effect

The Power of Perspective: The Straw Effect

Take a look at your own experience and see if it’s not true: when the mind gets small, problems get big; when the mind gets big, problems get small. That is where the power of perspective can help. One of the biggest problems we have in life is...

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How to Lucid Dream

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