Archive for the Samatha Category
I have found in my recovery that I must continue to take personal inventory ON PAPER. Simply trying to do it in my head does not work, and I fall behind. Furthermore, when I am doing a written inventory, I must also take the action to make amends where they [...]
Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Today is the most important day of our lives.” He encourages living in the present as the path to happiness. Right Mindfulness is a crucial part of Buddhism, and is heavily stressed.
Before I got sober, I was ruled by fear. I often hear in twelve-step meetings the importance of turning my will and life over to a power greater than myself. Looking back throughout my life, I always was and am turning my life over to something, essentially giving it control. [...]
Every meditation sitting must begin with Samatha for me. I practice Samatha meditation more than any other form, as it is a prerequisite for other types. Whether I am practicing Metta, Vipassana, or contemplating the teachings, I always start with Samatha. It allows me to calm my mind, and get [...]