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Things I Always Have to Remind Myself About Meditation

October 31, 2007   |   1 Comment

Consistency is more important than duration (i.e. 10 minutes a day is better than an hour a week) I’m never going to get it right. If I have an itch, I can scratch it. I don’t have to feel like doing it to do it. If I’m all fidgety and jumpy, it’s okay. My meditation will be fidgety and jumpy... READ MORE

Books on Meditation & Creativity

October 9, 2007   |   Leave a reply

Mary (who commented on this post) asked about books or articles about meditation and writing. Here are some suggestions: In terms of readings, there really is nothing specifically about meditation and writing. That said The Zen of Creativity by John Daido Loori is a wonderful book about Buddhist practice and creativity. Also, Dharma Art by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche is wonderful,... READ MORE

meditation and creativity

August 29, 2007   |   6 Comments

Am at Karme Choling right now, teaching a meditation retreat for writers. This combination of practices is magical. Meditation practice reverses the traditional model for getting somewhere. We don’t see something out over the horizon and then put one foot in front of the other until we get there. Instead, we try to stay still and let something come toward... READ MORE