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By sitting with others, even once a week, we reinspire our practice, while in sitting alone we learn self-reliance. Whatever technique one is using, remember that the spirit of practice is more important than the technique. Finding a way to enjoy just sitting is key. Sitting meditation is a refuge, not a test.
–Narayan Liebenson Grady, from “The Refuge of Sitting,” Tricycle, Winter 2003
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