Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to Meditate in a Moment (video), Wisdom Quarterly
Scripted by Martin Boroson, animated by Somnath Chatterjee

"If you can meditate and be mindful for just one minute then just repeat that 60 times, and you have meditated for an hour!" But don't get ahead of yourself. Start with a minute. The "secret" to meditation is to not think by focusing on one thing to the exclusion of everything else. Once settling, centering, and focusing becomes strong, then systematic mindfulness exercises can be taken up. They are of little value in producing their enlightening result (insight, vipassana) without a firm foundation in serenity and right-concentration (samma samadhi) to the point of access or absorption (jhana).