Posts from September 2019

(Taken from Suryacitta's latest book on mindfulness teraching) 
 
“Silence is an empty space, and space is the home of the awakened mind.” 
The Buddha 
 
When listening to recorded guided meditations I am astounded by just how much most teachers say. Even very experienced teachers say far too much. My sense is that we have got into a cultural mindset that more is better. Well, it isn’t. It is a real shame if the opportunity we have when guiding meditations is taken up by the guide not knowing when to keep quiet. As a culture we are very uncomfortable with silence. If there is a gap, 
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