Meditation

Some very simple advice on the simplicity of meditation
Meditation

Some very simple advice on the simplicity of meditation

Master Yongey Mingyur Ripoche shares his thoughts on the simplicity of meditation in such easy to follow terms that no one can be misled. He offers a very simple and an extremely easy technique to meditate anytime and everywhere. What he says is true, I have had that same conversation […]

Effortless doing and the Daoist art of Wu Wei
Daoism / Meditation

Effortless doing and the Daoist art of Wu Wei

A useful video clip from The School of Life in the series on EASTERN PHILOSOPHY, “Wu Wei” which literally translates as ‘non-doing’. Though of course literal translations rarely tell us much about the true meaning of things. The School of Life have done a pretty good job at explaining the […]

The roots of mindfulness meditation
Meditation

The roots of mindfulness meditation

Everyone seems to be talking about mindfulness meditation these days. Every few days there is another article doing the rounds and the research labs across the world seem to be occupied with nothing but research into this amazingly new method for achieving a healthy life. The American Psychological Association (APA) […]

Heidegger’s Hammer: being and mindfulness, trying and not trying
Book Reviews / Daoism / Meditation

Heidegger’s Hammer: being and mindfulness, trying and not trying

I recently read an article that was in essence a summary by the author of his book Trying not to Try (publication date: 3/4/2014). I really enjoyed the article and will be buying the book just as soon as it is published as it has some fascinating insights into Daoist […]

The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
Meditation

The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime

The document I have posted is an extract from a larger work, The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime By Shramana Zhiyi (Chih-i) – (538-597 ce). The article concerns the sequential development of meditation skills in order to lead your practice towards a deeper contemplation. I orginally came accross this […]