Readers have been asking me what meditation position they should adopt. However, the best way to learn how to sit for meditation is not by reading about it, so I recorded a video in which I demonstrate 4 basic meditation positions. Let me know what you think about this format. If you prefer, you can also read the content below.
Take a few minutes to relax the mind and body with this simple meditation exercise.
The Mind Illuminated is a phenomenal meditation manual. Never before have I read such a concise, clear and comprehensive meditation book.
Practicing meditation can enrich your life. But to get benefits, you have to do it right. You need to know how to meditate effectively.
You might have heard that there’s no such thing as “bad meditation”. I disagree. If you just sit down and ruminate negative thoughts for 20 minutes, you might as well not meditate at all.
Here are 5 sure signs that you’re not approaching meditation properly. Keep an eye out for them!
Who’s seeing the seer?
Can you grasp who you are?
Are “you” always one step behind of “yourself”?
Can you see what’s seeing?
Here’s the infinite regression of awareness.
Can meditation and intoxication coexist, or should you abstain from meditating when intoxicated?
What is intoxication?
Is meditation just another intoxicant?
You look much more intoxicated when angry than when you’ve smoked a joint!
Does feeling anger necessarily implies that you have to BE angry?
Of the three Buddhist characteristics of reality, Anatta is definitely the most misunderstood.
Here’s a simple and practical explanation of this profound and mind-blowing concept.
A common conception in so-called “spiritual circles” is that we should willingly and directly try to be less egocentric, think more about others and become more compassionate.
I disagree, as I find this to be a dangerous, ignorant, idealistic and self-culpabilising approach to the development of compassion.
I spent 40 days at Pa-Auk Tawya, a forest meditation center renowned for its very rigorous concentration practices.
I always wondered what the results would be if I pushed my concentration further…
and I certainly got what I was looking for.
Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha is a thorough, “straight-to-the-point” and “no-bullshit” guide to meditative practice.
It is a must have for anyone interested in pragmatic meditation.