Category Archives: Meditation

An exercise in emptiness

I am immensely enjoying helping with the online course in meditation that I mentioned previously, however it hasn’t left me with a lot of time of writing in my blog. I have kept my routine of practicing and reflecting, but … Continue reading

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How to jump start the meditation car

A few of the students in the online class I am helping to instruct are finding it quite difficult to get down onto the cushion. I sometimes have the same problem and this made me reflect on what I do … Continue reading

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A good time to reflect on suffering

Just as I thought I was finally shaking off my flue, which seemed to be dragging on for weeks, I got hit by another bug. It wiped me out for a couple of days, but fortunately now I seem to … Continue reading

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Getting used to

Settling into our new permanent home here in Hawaii took much longer as anticipated, but Sandra and I are finally coming to an end of our moving-in phase.  Now we actually have somewhere to sit down and relax. I am … Continue reading

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The wrong kind of “Gap”!

Wow! I just realized it has been more than a week since I made my last post here. I think that’s the longest gap I have had since I started. Gaps are good in meditation. The instructions say to rest … Continue reading

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The wrong kind of non-meditation

I have been doing a lot of non-meditation and non-blogging lately, but not the good kind. Settling into our new place is taking longer than I thought. I hoped I would have more time after we moved, but a few … Continue reading

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More advice on non-meditation

Over the last week I have tried to remember the advice from the non-meditation exercise that I wrote about in my last two posts. The message is very simple, “just be aware without trying to do anything”. This sounds all … Continue reading

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A big secret about non-meditation

Over the last few days I have been trying out Mingyur Rinpoche’s exercise in non-meditation. I have enjoyed to try to “not meditate”, and to just be aware of whatever happens without interfering in any way. In my last post … Continue reading

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An exercise in non-meditation

I will soon be starting to help instruct an online course on meditation from the Rigpa Distance Learning Program. Naturally, as the start of the course has come nearer, I have been thinking more and more about meditation lately and … Continue reading

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More on waves and thoughts

I have been reflecting more on waves and thoughts. An advice that came to my mind is by my principal Dzogchen teacher, Sogyal Rinpoche, who often advises to make friends with thoughts and emotions and to be like a charming … Continue reading

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Waves and thoughts

Yesterday, I went to the beach and spent some time watching the waves. In the teachings, thoughts are often compared to waves. Just like waves are the natural activity of the ocean, thoughts are the natural activity of the mind. … Continue reading

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