Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Equally balanced in meditation and shopping

Saturday we focused on cultivating a joyful and balanced mind—finding equanimity in the midst of our lives, coming back to balance whenever we 'lose it', cultivating balanced effort in the meditation, discovering the support of a dynamically balanced posture, and developing depth in the meditation by balancing our faculties (faith and wisdom, energy and concentration, [...]

2017-02-16T09:34:51+00:00 August 20th, 2012|Daily Life Practice, Investigating body and mind, Meditation|

Observing the natural mind and things that change

Whatever you are doing today, you might enjoy it more if you relaxed. Be aware of your engagement in the activity.  As you are going about your business, watch your mind. Are you viewing your own experience of normal daily life with the wisdom that recognizes things are constantly changing?

2012-08-16T05:15:00+00:00 August 16th, 2012|Daily Life Practice|

Eleven supports for developing concentration

I spoke about these supports for developing concentration at the day-long last weekend. For those of you who asked for the written list, here it is. You can find more details on this list in the Visuddhimagga or in my book Wisdom Wide and Deep. "Eleven supports for developing concentration: (1) Cultivate cleanliness; (2) Avoid [...]

2017-02-16T09:34:51+00:00 August 6th, 2012|Jhanas, Meditation|