But Isnt Meditation Bubba Meintzes

I've already discussed the two major excuses people have for not meditating They haven't got time, and it's too hard. Now, we're going to spend a few minutes clearing up some other misconceptions about meditation. My nanny, Pauline Spector,called thembubba meintzes.'Tour grandmother might have called them old wives' tales. Buddhist grandmas would call them painting a tiger on your wall. They all mean the same thing You are creating a problem where none exists. Let's take a look at some of the...

This Weeks Meditation Instructions Gracious Declining

Take your meditation position on your chair, comfortable Take a long, deep inhale that sweeps up your current worries, hopes, and dreams. Hold it for a moment. Then gently One more time. Deep breath. Release any remaining tension. Allow your attention to rest lightly on your breath. A thought will shortly present itself in your awareness like an uninvited salesperson, knocking on your door. Be aware that the thought is here, demanding your attention. Firmly yet graciously, decline to engage the...

Beyond 8 Minutes

The two simplest and easiest ways to increase your meditation time are The gradual addition of minutes to your current 8 minute meditation period. The addition of a daily second meditation period. You may utilize these options alone or in tandem. I'll show you how. But first, you'll need to select your favorite meditation technique from the last 8 weeks of the 8 Minute Meditation program.The technique you choose will be the one you stay with as you begin to increase your meditation time.

Meditation Retreat Centers

Permanent meditation retreat centers in America are scarce. But the good news is that two wonderful permanent retreat centers exist, located on both the east and west coasts IMS, in Barre, Massachusetts, and Spirit Rock, in Marin County, California. These not-for-profit retreat centers teach in theVipassana, or Insight Meditation tradition, which is what informs the meditation techniques you have learned in 8 Minute Meditation. IMS and Spirit Rock are impeccably managed and maintained by a...