Hindrances in Meditation

Traditionally in Buddhism, hindrances were considered obstacles or things that get in the way of concentration in meditation. Here is one list of hindrances that I found. 1.  Sensual desire 2.  Ill-will 3.…

Presumptions and Reactions

An oil-woman kept a parrot which used to amuse her with its agreeable talk and friendliness, and she had him to watch her shop when she went out and about. One day, when the…

Fading Away

I believe that every human being has valuable qualities and deserves some kindness and compassion, but I can't always feel and act this way. The desire to reconcile this 'so called' discrepancy distorts my thoughts…

Gratitude

A few weeks ago I suggested to some of the reflective meditation teachers to write something about Gratitude within the Buddhist teachings. I have become more and more inspired by…

‘After Buddhism’ Study Group

Meeting online for our first After Buddhism study group, meditators who practice recollective awareness and reflective meditation joined us from California, Washington, Maryland, and Michigan, as well as…

A Question about Reflective Meditation

A meditator's question:  In your orientation towards meditation, I want to question what seems like a bias that this practice is more "natural".  Can you say a few things about this? Linda's response:  These days…