In my previous post Monk Cheats for Sitting during Meditation I passed along a few points on sitting comfortably. However sitting comfortably is only half the battle. Taming the mind is why we all start meditating in the first place.
Not all sittings are created equal … which is kind…
Your life and karma are the same
There is nothing or no one else to blame
Karma is Cause and Effect
A relationship you must respect
Every Effect has a Cause
A situation that should give you pause
Something you consider bad
May set you up for being glad
Life is Dukkha the Buddhists say
Understanding this is the Middle Way
Life is Suffering the Beatniks translated
Reclaiming the gap the Bible created
Dukkha is better said as being Stuck
This is the cause of Life running Amok
Like the Wheel of a Cart which does not roll
Sitting comfortably during long meditation blocks is a challenge most of us face, particularly when beginning. I am not naturally a great sitter and would still need to break things to do full lotus. Fortunately, I can be stubborn and manage a so-so half-lotus. …
One thing we can agree on is that we have all lost something during the current battle with Covid 19.
For most of us, we have lost our social norms. We have lost jobs, wedding dates, dreams of college and other life adventures. Mobility is a big loss in my…
The world has forced many into Social Distancing or even Isolation. In Zen practice we do this regularly by choice. I have learned the benefits of following a schedule from years of Zen, but it applies similarly to monastic practice from many traditions.
I do not run my daily life…