|There are four meditation postures -- walking, standing, sitting, and lying down. Because the goal is calm-wakefulness, sitting is best in the long run (Sue90ca/flickr.com).|
|The Buddha's mudra (Nilantha Hettige)|
|How to (jhanasadvice.com)|
- First, there's restraint, the Five Precepts. These make us human. They are VIRTUE (sila).
- Second, there's CALM-collectedness (samadhi), the beginnings of the first four absorptions (jhānas, dhyana) or enough focus, togetherness, unification of mind, enough appeasement of the heart to be serene and stable.
- Third, there's WISDOM (paññā, prajna). By adding four specific kinds of mindfulness practices, four "foundations" or pillars, to the serenity-practice, liberating-insight arises.
|Meditation means more than intensive sitting.|
|Knowing and seeing (Sukhothai-tourism)|
“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.”
|Happiness awaits. Enlightenment guaranteed!|
|The shift: meditation changes our perspective (PeterFroehlich/flickr.com).|