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7 Dec. Mindfulness of breathing. Good progress. First tetrad.

25 minutes of anapanasati before work. First tetrad – which describes first four stages of mindfulness of breathing method: 1) Mindfulness of long breaths; 2) Mindfulness o short breaths; 3) Awareness of the body; 2) Calming of the body. 264 more words


10 days of silence (mostly) 

(Note: This post is about meditation but I don’t have a photo of me meditating or the meditation centre – no phones – duh. So instead here is a photo of a cat drinking from a tap that I took in Buenos Aires) 2,195 more words

Developing Personal Wisdom

Life is full of contradictions; hardly any advice stays fresh for very long.

Therefore, although there are people who momentarily might understand the context of our particular life well enough to give solid advice, it is our responsibility to act upon it and make the final decisions. 366 more words


5 Dec. Evening. Anapanasati and the Great Paper Caper.

20 minutes of mindfulness of breath at 8 pm. Meditation is getting more and more pleasant. Mind still drifts away, but very easy to spot it. 156 more words


A Path to Enlightenment: Reflections on a 10-day silent Vipassana retreat

I just returned from a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat at the California Vipassana Center (CVC), in the style of S.N. Goenka. For 10 days, I took a vow of silence, meditating for 10 hours each day, starting my first daily meditation at 4.30am and ending the last at 9pm. 1,167 more words

Life Philosophy

In a new era: one leader shows 'A' way hOMe

Wishing everyone a fine Sunday. This video moves me deeply.

Perhaps you might enjoy this short video where Morgan Freeman interviews His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, as much I have. 78 more words


Mindfulness and Meditation - A Primer

The concept of mindfulness is one which has been talked about much in the media and popular culture in recent times. This concept is often described as an antidote for the various stresses, anxieties and problems faced by large portions of the population. 549 more words