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23 May. A galaxy in your head.

Everything that happens has to appear in the mind first. Without the mind, there is no thing that happens and no happening. You know that thought experiment that goes: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Even a galaxy has to appear in the mind first in order to be called a galaxy. 125 more words

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21 May. Pure Land.

I was looking forward to meditating tonight very much. Luckily, I managed to grab a nap during the day. (So sad and pathetic: I dreamed about grocery shopping and minding my kids. 214 more words

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20 May. There is nothing to be done.

Last night’s meditation – not great. I finished early. It happens. This morning, for a change, an excellent sitting. Mantra and mala during the first 15 minutes. 315 more words

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19 May. Mantra practice continues.

I do a lot of mantra meditation lately. I did it last night for 20 minutes. It takes me 15 minutes to go through one full mala as the mantra I picked up is a fairly long one. 70 more words

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18 May. Who are you sad for?

I listened to Ajahn Brahm’s talk about Buddhism and humor yesterday. In a context of caring for relatives with dementia, he said: “Why is it sad? 117 more words

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17 May. Mantra practice, NOT!

There was no way I could sit for 20 minutes last night without falling asleep. Realizing that I picked up the mala and tried to practice mantra. 150 more words

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16 May. Anapanasati.

Last night’s sitting: 20 minutes of anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing), seiza, eyes open. Before I got to sit down I had already spent all (and much more!) of my energy on work, gym and family life. 203 more words

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