Enter your Username and Password to log in below.
March 31, 2009
If you're straining too hard to maintain concentrative focus, let go and listen to the sounds around you.
Already a member? Log in to share this content.
You must be a Tricycle Community member to use this feature.
Signing up to Tricycle newsletters will enroll you as a free Tricycle Basic Member.You can opt out of our emails at any time from your account screen.
Get tricycle straight to your inbox.
Thanks to you both--and yes, Tomo explains what I didn't.
It can be a momentary calming practice. It can be beneficial to balance insight and relaxation. Pushing too far one way or the other can put you in a difficult state, worn out and frustrated from all that concentration, or tired and disinterested from being too calm.
Placing yourself somewhere at the center and exploring gently in both directions can give very good practice.
I thought one is not supposed to pay attention to sounds at all during meditation? Or is this meant to be a momentary relaxation?
Latest Blog Comments
This was my first thought as well.
After re-reading, "In spite of our scientific advancement, we haven’t yet...
Dear etcetera23, please find below two links to early Buddhist teachings. You may find them of relevance to the...
I believe the three Zen masters have missed the point. It isn't technology that is the problem, but the uses of...
In the parable of the burning house, the father is a Buddha, who encourages the children to come out of the burning...
Most Recent Posts