Statues and trappings associated with religion can really and does really impede individuals from learning and practicing meditation. For some the trappings are a delightful trapping that attracts them to such a degree that they think the statues and writing and incense are the practice. Just practice. Focusing on the felt sense of the body is a great cleanser of all those thoughts. Turn off the podcasts and practice, most of the time. Gulp!
Keywords: Religious Gulp, mindfulness, sensations, standing, sitting, lying down, Awake, easeful, Buddha, Gotama, Therevada