|The Eightfold Path for the Householder
— Jack Kornfeld.
25/07/2011 00:53 (GMT+7)
This meditation practice, as many of you have done with
this day of sitting and walking, was actually quite a lot. Some people will start with a
20-minute sitting and do that for a number of months, or go to a class and have some
instruction and sit for a little bit. There are people who also will come to a ten-day
retreat. We've even had a few kind of unusual people sign up for a three-month retreat who
had never meditated before, and say, "Well, I guess I'll just do it." But as you
can discover, even in just one day of sitting, though some things are interesting and you
learn some from it, it's also not so easy. There aren't a lot of distractions and
diversions here. It's pretty simple. All that's really left for you in this place is your
own body and mind, and there's not a lot to take one away from that.