“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Shing Xiong

Thursday, May 29, 2014


ahh, Sensei has been investigating the history of meditation, the meditation that the Buddha probably used, was familar with or exposed to. The culture the Buddha was born into was already accomplished in rich spiritual traditions that incorporated meditation extensively. He was a reformer, a revolutionary who emphasized the importance of "taking it off the cushion."

She is adding two books to the recommended reading for those interested in pursuing further development in meditation: "Meditation and Its Practices, a definitive guide to techniques and traditions of meditation in yoga and vendanta" by Swami Adiswarananda and "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

If Sensei recommends them you can count on the information being well presented with clarity and depth.

Awakening Stillness Qigong is the style developed by Sensei that enhances the practice of seated meditation as well as offering the usual benefits to body and mind. Great Determination sangha has a huge advantage here because the Qigong adds so much to the meditation.

We are working on the book that accompanies the class and may even make a new DVD, probably over June break we will be able to really dig into that project.

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