A synonym of the word meditation is introspection, and that pretty well describes the process of meditation we teach in The Meditation Course: looking inside. Unfortunately, many meditation teachers want to make it more complicated than that by tying mediation to complicated techniques. Often they promise exalted states of consciousness or big personality shifts if [...]
Once, waiting for a plane at a small Iranian airport, I watched a military plane load up with officers. It wasn’t a jet, but it wasn’t a Cessna, either. It had two engines, which the pilot started as soon as the doors closed. In a minute they were roaring, but the plane didn’t budge. The [...]
If you make meditation to serious and significant, you will resist doing it every day, and you won’t get the accumulated benefits of daily practice.