Meditation teaching

I’ve read over 100 books on meditation and practiced each method.  I have over 1000 hours of time on the cushion and consider myself at the end of 3rd path (from the 4 path model). I still sit still and meditate but there is barely a difference between my meditation mind and my every-day mind. I have experience with the following methods:

  • Breath methods
  • Awareness practice
  • Mantra and sounds
  • Choiceless awareness
  • Somatic descent
  • Transcendence
  • Cardinal directions of cognition
  • Intuition
  • Elements meditation
  • Mental noting
  • State shifts
  • Jhana

And more.

There are a lot of ways to meditate.  Because minds come in such a variety of patterns and habits, there’s both no “perfect” method for everyone and a lot of value to having a variety of methods available to practice with.  

My top tips for meditation are:

  • Try a number of methods to find what works best, then stick to the best methods for you.
  • During meditation, meditate. Afterwards reflect on how that was.  Don’t reflect during meditation and don’t resist the reflection when reflecting.
  • Build the intuitive sense of what’s working and what’s not working for you and then go with it.
  • Interesting stuff happens when you can get both safety and discomfort at the same time.

My most recommended meditation books are:

  • Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha 2 – (Daniel Ingram)
  • The Mind Illuminated – Culadasa (John Yates)
  • Touching Enlightenment with the Body – (Reggie A Ray)

If you are looking for a meditation teacher, I can offer guidance and I charge $100 for a half hour session. During that session it’s likely that I will offer some methods of meditation and can confirm your existing experience from my own perspective.

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While you are waiting, feel free to ponder the question, “what do I want to work on?” because action is always easier with a goal in mind.