We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite in which Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei answer a question about how to stay fully engaged in wholesome and meaningful work without losing contact with the clear light mind of absolute reality.
Catherine Sensei will be leading a breathing retreat at the beautiful Clear Sky Center in May. This is an opportunity for practitioners of any level to deepen their connection to this powerful practice, guided by a world-class teacher, in person or virtually. Sensei will be fresh off her own 3-month personal cabin retreat, jumping back into teaching to lead this retreat on the practices from the Ānāpānasati Sutta, the Mindfulness of Breathing Discourse. You can learn more and register at planetdharma.com/breathing.
Still Mind Meditation:
Still mind meditation is a type of meditation where the goal is to quiet the mind and achieve a state of deep relaxation. This meditation technique is particularly useful for reducing stress, anxiety, and improving mental health. Here are some steps to get started with still mind meditation:
- Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.
- As you inhale, imagine you’re breathing in peace and calmness, and as you exhale, imagine releasing all the tension and stress in your body.
- Focus on your breath and let go of any thoughts that come up. If your mind starts to wander, gently bring your focus back to your breath.
- Practice still mind meditation for at least 10-15 minutes daily, gradually increasing the time as you become more comfortable with the practice.
Moving Mind Meditation:
Moving mind meditation is a type of meditation that combines movement with mindfulness. This meditation technique is particularly useful for those who find it challenging to sit still and meditate. Here are some steps to get started with moving mind meditation:
- Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can move around freely without distractions.
- Choose a simple activity such as walking, yoga, or tai chi that you enjoy doing.
- As you move, focus on your body’s sensations and movements. Be present in the moment and notice the sights, sounds, and smells around you.
- If your mind starts to wander, gently bring your focus back to your body and your movements.
- Practice moving mind meditation for at least 10-15 minutes daily, gradually increasing the time as you become more comfortable with the practice.
Karma Yoga Meditation:
Karma Yoga meditation is a type of meditation that focuses on selfless service and action. This meditation technique is particularly useful for those who wish to cultivate a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. Here are some steps to get started with Karma Yoga meditation:
- Find a cause or organization that you’re passionate about and would like to support.
- Dedicate some time each week to volunteer or help out in any way you can.
- As you engage in service, focus on the act of giving and being of service without any expectation of reward or recognition.
- Reflect on the impact of your actions and how they’re contributing to the greater good.
- Practice Karma Yoga meditation by integrating selfless service into your daily life, making it a habit and a way of being.
Still mind, moving mind, and Karma Yoga meditation are three powerful meditation techniques that can help you achieve inner peace, clarity, and purpose. Each technique has its unique benefits and can be practiced alone or in combination with other meditation practices. With regular practice, meditation can transform your life, bringing about a greater sense of well-being, joy, and fulfillment.
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