In a very real way, instrusive sounds are gifts when practicing! Hear it and practice being with the conditions you can't control. This dosn't mean you don't at times wisely adjust conditions, like turn down the AC when it not needed etc.
Practice where you actually are. Understand you will have to adjust your expectations to match your likely conditions, quickly and openly to maintain the relaxed and awake quality of being. It's good to practice in relatively novel spaces.
www.ssimc.org for online meditation class info.
It has been a busy spring, this longish episode does some catching up! Its not a riddle! Not a puzzle! Sometimes a question but without a logical, linear sort of answer. The more you wisely practice, the more you wake uP.
rss link to the newish Now, Dhammapada podcast mentioned
Keywords: paradox, mindfulness, breath, body, koan, view
The object of light. Photons. Object with which you make contact. Collect your attention, bring it back to the light. Artificial or natural. Work with the available visibly changing. Yes, blink! Energizing...
Keywords: Change, meditaton, mindfulness, blink, shadow