Category Archives: Meditations

advancing meditation: Patanjali 2 – layers

All inner teachings have layers. Some are as obvious as the layers of skin, muscles, and bones, each deeper inside and more substantial, while other layers are subtle. Those, however, are usually more pervasive. An analogy would be to the … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: Instructions from Patanjali 1

The great rishi, Patanjali, gave meditation instruction long ago. Patanjali’s training is like that of a scientist: sequential, methodical, and based upon direct evidence. As with instructions from the Buddha, if one follows the training in its sequence, meditation will … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: Ease

What is the difference between ease and easy? Take a moment and feel their distinctions. Ease is a feeling that one has to drop into to experience it. It has depth, space, gentleness, alert vibrancy, contentment, and simplicity to it. … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: breath and rest

Look at this cat. Mind at rest, emotions or feelings at rest, senses at rest. Breath is moving, and yet breath is at rest. May we experience something similar but not due to sleep – due to vibrant wakefulness. advancing … Continue reading

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advancing meditation: rest

“… a mind completely at rest.” How do I do that? Can you see the issue here? Doing is a doing. The mind is an activity mechanism. And, someone is trying to figure this out which is another activity and … Continue reading

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