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#295514 - 07/16/09 05:04 AM Meditation
b869 Offline


Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 767
Loc: Philippines
I know what meditation is but I never really know how to do it.

any one can tell me how??? smile

Marvin

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#295583 - 07/16/09 06:19 PM Re: Meditation [Re: b869]
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You may want to have a look here Marvin:

http://thinksimplenow.com/calmness/meditation-101-how-to-start/

Good luck!

Jim

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#295973 - 07/19/09 10:32 PM Re: Meditation [Re: b869]
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Registered: 06/17/09
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Hi b869. It's not as complicated as you may think. Meditation is simply the calming of the mind and not being attached to our thoughts. This can be done while sitting in full lotus on a zafu or while sitting on a bench on a busy city street waiting for the bus.

Relaxed breathing is part of it, and it helps to be aware of your breathing, but the important thing is not running away with your thoughts. Pretend your mind is sky, and your thoughts are clouds drifting across. You can let them come, be aware of them, then let them go. Meditation isn't about forcing yourself to have a completely blank mind, or sitting in a full lotus position.

As my Soto Zen teacher says, we don't sit in meditation to find enlightenment, because sitting IS enlightenment.

Gassho, friend. Best wishes.

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#296046 - 07/20/09 05:11 AM Re: Meditation [Re: nevermind]
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Thanks Guys


Marvin

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