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Do "Nothing" Meditation

ShoshinShoshin No one in particularNowhere Special Veteran

Some may find this of interest
Shinzen on "Do Nothing" (approx 15 minutes

Enjoy doing nothing :)

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Comments

  • yagryagr Veteran

    I already did nothing today - twice. :p

    lobsterShoshinfederica
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited March 2016

    Personally I find Shinzen Young accords with my experience and normal practice. He knows what he is talking about.

    There is no 'great mystery' or must be revealed by 'levitating lama revealer' requirement. Though obviously such inspiration, explanation and direction is useful ...

    Shinzen Young knows what shikantaza
    is about (another name for this 'technique')
    http://practiceofzen.com/tag/shikantaza/

    https://m.youtube.com/user/ShinzenInterviews
    (includes short guided examples)

    Sometimes we need to start with focus or intention, breath counting awareness type practice.

    If understood and practiced, then formless, empty, Mahamudra, Dzogchen or 'emptiness of emptiness' type sitting becomes a natural 'formal sitting without intention to meditate'.

    Iz no-plan!

    Shoshinyagr
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @yagr said:
    I already did nothing today - twice. :p

    That's nothing special :)

    yagr
  • Here is a rough synopsis of the technique
    https://sites.google.com/site/psychospiritualtools/Home/meditation-practices/do-nothing-meditation

    Click on Meditation Practices at the top of the page if you prefer to do something.

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Here is a rough synopsis of the technique
    https://sites.google.com/site/psychospiritualtools/Home/meditation-practices/do-nothing-meditation

    Click on Meditation Practices at the top of the page if you prefer to do something.

    Thanks @lobster,

    "Do nothing" meditation is a piece of cake.... nothing to it... :wink:

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    On a more serious note....
    When it comes to "Do Nothing" meditation...
    There is really nothing to it, however, it would seem that the clinging, grasping mind that craves the experience, will attempt to make something of nothing ...( Force of habit ) :)

  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.

  • My understanding is that mindfulness and 'doing nothing' sitting are closely related. Interestingly they are suitable for beginners and considered 'advanced'.

    Subtle and simple.

    Paradoxically the whole range of skilful means are ways of 'nothing doing' or doing nothing. No intention, just attention ...
    http://yourskillfulmeans.com/knowledge-base/

  • I do nothing when I watch TV. ;)

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