Category Archives: About meditation

Meditation: gift

A meditation practice is a veritable treasure trove. The gifts of meditation have been likened to jewels, wish fulfilling gems, to the sun and its rays, to the ocean and its depths, to the sky, its vastness and unfettered freedom, … Continue reading

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Meditation: present awareness

The masters of meditation tell us to practice, practice, practice. The reason is not so that one gains. Rather, the instruction is to enable the facades that one holds through the day to dissolve. As one master said, “Follow the … Continue reading

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Meditation: like a stone

From the get-go, The Practice of Living Awareness artfully combines the practices of shamatha and vipashyana. That is not announced so that each step can bring some of the richness and fullness of meditation technique and applications of practice to … Continue reading

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Meditation: vipashyana

Light and dark are a continuum. Moistness and water are a union. The relationship of shamatha and vipashyana is both a continuum and a union. Shamatha is the ground, the foundation, and the stability from which and upon which vipashyana … Continue reading

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Meditation: erosion and discovery

There are so many layers to a meditation practice; so many discoveries. It’s kind of like when erosion happens on the limestone cliffs in England. Jurassic era dinosaur bones are revealed. Who knew they were there?! Similarly, as one sits … Continue reading

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