Daily Practice: How to Get on the Cushion Every Day

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Date Teaching Length
Mon, 06/30/2014 Beginning a Daily Practice 25:25
Mon, 07/14/2014 Goalless Practice Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 19:43
Mon, 07/21/2014 The Benefits of a Teacher Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 19:05
Mon, 07/28/2014 Just Doing It Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 22:48

Great meditation teachers say that the most essential part of practice is to do it every single day. Most of us find that to be very difficult. There's no secret: you just have to do it. But with our lives so full of busyness and stress, how can we get motivated to practice? This retreat will teach you how to sit even when you don't want to or feel as if you don't have time to. It's not about finding the magic motivator. It's about developing and sustaining the habit of practice.

Brad Warner is an American Sōtō Zen priest, author, blogger, documentarian and punk rock bass guitarist. He has written Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality (Wisdom Publications) and more recently, There Is No God and He Is Always With You: A Search for God in Odd Places (New World Publications).

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Latest Comments in this Retreat

  • yastro's picture
    yastro commented on
    September 30, 2014, 11:18 pm

    I grew up watching Ultraman when I got home from school each day. Glad to know I'm not the only one who has a soft...

  • Sophie3's picture
    Sophie3 commented on
    September 19, 2014, 4:46 pm

    I meant 'blog' of course

  • Sophie3's picture
    Sophie3 commented on
    September 19, 2014, 4:45 pm

    Hi Brad, not sure if you are still checking inhere but just wondering if you could expand on eyes open vs. eyes shut...

  • Eternal Sunshine's picture
    Eternal Sunshine commented on
    August 25, 2014, 5:59 pm

    Hi Brad - just watched the first video - great work, very informational, Thanks. Any more talks over here in England...