Concentration is not an option, it is required to see beyond the usual ruts and grooves. The Eight Fold Path, Wise View, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livilihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, Wise Concentration. Its a practice, this full path.
Keywords: Buddha, Insight, contact, frozen, supple, ease, awareness, problem, dramatize, kindly
The sight door can be your focus of attention, your training object for the Mind. Simple, relaxed and not a tour. Subtle or gross. At ease with the natural world a play of light. Light is seeing but that dosn't mean if your eyes are closed you cant use the sight door...
Keywords: Sight, seeing, meditation, mindfulness, leaves of grass, fall, concentration, upright, practice, repetition, foolin, fools, marks of existence, discontent
We have a lot a practice complicating things. Practice simply. Not so easy, but worth the effort. Get to know for yourself. Guided meditation. Object is so important...
Keywords: Mindfulness, sitting, meditation, retreat, pace, body sensations, aware of thought, quiet, chair, cushion, activity
The whole of the practice is with others, the good on the Path, those not so on the Path... Meditation is not what you think it is, really, nor is it what you alone do. The good, the bad and vast space between these concepts.
Keywords: mindfulness, ireland, monks, robes, incense, farms, nature, sense awareness, ssmic, western bias, community, sitting, steady, gardening, farming, air, breath
Excerpt from a Sunday class at SSIMC. A whole lotta practice going on.
Keywords: Body, mindfulness, walking, talking, story, peace, pleasant, pain, adjustment, practice, retreat, pali, buddha, waiting, you are my sunshine, present, awareness, retreat, daily
Mindfuling of body and you have many options, breath the unparalleled option but you may find the conditions when some other part of the body, some other focus can be cooling.
Keywords: Meditation, Walking, Sitting, Lying, concentration, global warming, ease, simple, relaxation, seeing, opinion, silence, awake, heatwave
Standing, meditating in nature, on a bay of the Atlantic. Tide lapping at the marsh edge. You don't need a Bay to stand and practice meditation but you do need a place in nature where the sharks will not interrupt. Sound field is really alive so use it! Focus, concentrate. Stand in a relaxed but awake manner. Eyes open or closed. Steady and awake is your body, your vessel. Even a short practice such as this can deepen your sense of well being, especially when supported by other, daily longer practices of mindful seated meditation.
Keywords: meditation, mindfulness, nature, standing, marsh, south shore, Atlantic Ocean, tide, anywhere, everywhere, summer, vacation
Practicing on vacation? The key is intention and then doing and coming back especially when overwhelmed, amazed, dumbfounded. Back to reality and presence happens. Who are you?
Keywords: Whydah, Pirates, Gold, Silver, Treasure, Cape Cod, Museum, Slave ship, technology, buried, Hollywood, barry Clifford, breath, feet, shape of water, monsters, greed, story, great horned owl, sound meditation, six senses, wisdom, practice, expectation
Be with the contact you are making with the bodily sensations. Dozens if not hundreds of time. And then listening without adding when there is sound in your field of experience. No need to go searching, it happens. You however are training, repeating, this activity of developing present moment awareness.
Keywords: sensations, first foundation, mindfulness, emotion, expectation relief, change, body, sound, alive, listen, joyce, ulysses, james
Posture of literal gaze and seeing. A veil of presence even with breath awareness as the primary concentration object. Ease and awareness not a trance nor fugue.
Keywords: seeing, mind, awareness, consciousness, posture, drishti, meditation, blueberry, birds, wall, rest
Quickly one can come back to the present. With longer practice over time this coming back is more powerful. You are tuned to awake.
Keywords: niche, present, awareness, mindfulness, Moog, collage, audio rich, body awareness, first foundation, expression, espresso
In the present the waiting disappears. Sitting with some suggestions and bit of a timeless space aged story.
Keywords: Mindfulness, beach, antares, rocket ship, plume, orbit, sensation, body, be, sensations, community, intrusion, sound, sitting, change, wise view, gravity
Relaxing with mothers and memory and the present. Giving the mind a focus, that is relaxing, repetition required! One time will not do! It's simple—that's why it is relaxing— but not easy...
Keywords: Tulips, Mother's Day, meditation, insight, meditation, sound, training, approaching and helping, nature, warm, mind, sunflowers, opening, roots, seeds, establish, practice, training, connection, silence, illumination, woke
Guided meditation, sitting and walking and listening. Divine Homes not Divine Potholes. Another way to get to know inside for yourself and ultimately others.
Keywords: insight, meditation, mindfulness, walking, driving, dukkha, discontent, freedom, sounds
At the edge of a forest, in the rain, silky rain. Birds and ambient hum of distant automobile traffic. Semi-rural. With the changing sound field, a plane overhead—drop that story—drop the comparison with the crowing, back to the changing present.
Keywords: mindfulness, phenomena, Forest tradition, body contact, earth, standing, hum
Guided sense door focus transitioning into an excerpt from a topic related to the realtime versioning of reality that we each call experience and get all personal about...
Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, dharma, ssimc, insight, mind, consciousness, virtual reality, the all, opinion, attachment, memory, New Yorker, virtual embodiment, Metzinger, patterns, stillness, emptiness, Joshua Rothman
Practicing in the snow, on a globe. Reality is always available. Concentration is optional but the more you practice the more likely presence in many different atmospheres.
Keywords: Mindfulness, Meditation, Spring, Conditions, Walking and Talking, Sounds of Silence, Moog, Reality, Breath, Breathe, Contact
Guided meditation, excerpt from a class at South Shore Insight. Simple yet, not easy to stay with... Being with and seeing clearly, crystal. Directing the mind, the heart, the body yet, yet, not attaching.
Keywords: emma, march for our lives, sit for your life, insight, peace, training, gun control, youth, buddha, wise view, hum, eight fold path, common sense, uncommon training, ease
Mindfulness is in wait, in the checkout line at super markets. It it really? Digestible. Natural. Easy. Well there are many layers to the what this word mindfulness, translated from the Pali word Sati, be pointing at. Gotta do it to really know it. Practice in silence, with others to make all the other fast moving world versions work...
Keywords: meditation, practice, mindfulness, ssimc, south shore insight, power loss, connection, community, delusion, layers, awkward, ideas, concepts, four foundations, ego, identification, precognitive, sit
Practice getting to know where your awareness is tending. Often, without practice, lost in the future or past or spacey vacillation, a wavering? Maybe steady? What is the reality of your present? A steady posture crucial for getting to know this subtle awareness.
Keywords: Mindfulness, foundations, la-de-da, present, confusion, mindfuling, sitting, vipassana, retreat, community, notice
Guided meditation into a demo for a highly produced segment I'm shipping off to WFMU for consideration. Maybe a weekly three minute thing like the included could work in the wilds of a non-commercial morning show known as Wake and Bake?
keywords: cake, breath awareness, mindfulness, insight, practice, audio rich, spring, bells, clay pigeon, new jersey, city, dead air,drive time
Concentration, Mindfulness, Equanimity — the Divine Homes, Intention and Walking. A lot of talk and quite a bit of meditation of three sorts: Mindfulness, Divine Homes, Walking practice— oh and Falling practice. From a South Shore Insight on a Monday last January in the season of invisible ice and reaction and falling.
Keywords: Metta, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, Equanimity, mindfulness, walking, ego, learning to listen, eight fold path,
Guided meditation and talk on the different folds of the mindfulness practice.
Keywords: metaphor, simile, body awareness, breath, posture, mind, consciousness, crease, fold, ease, relax, seeing, turbulence, concentration, returning, itch, pain, sense
Mindfuling is appreciating each moment, in particular ways. A training, a practice. Remembering can be a practice too, and remembering with a soundtrack about the soundtrack! Well that can get complicated, you can get lost in music. Oblivion? Hmmm a little bit of that will happen but you don't have to get lost for long. Just come back. RIP, now.
Keywords: The Fall, Mark E. Smith, Mindfulness, Sound, Memory, Thinking, Slang King, Language, Hard Life, Punk, Low-Fi, Analog,