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  • @Carlita said: Headspace? Headspace is a mobile app for meditation. It’s secular, but the creator Andy Puddicombe is an ordained monk in the Tibetan tradition, and the techniques he teaches are all derived from there. I really like it. It…
  • I’m trying to get to the 90-day goal on the Headspace app. Sometimes I wonder if this is the right thing to do, as “goals” don’t seem to apply very well to meditation. But as @lobster once said here, the only bad meditation is the one we don’t do. S…
  • Well then I hope you enjoy them!
  • @Lee82 said: * Casino Royal * From Russia With Love Have you read any of the Bond books before? They were a bit disappointing for me. I’ve heard John le Carré’s books are very good if you like spy fiction. I don’t make lis…
  • @Vastmind said: On behalf of myself and all beings, I intend to refrain from consciously hurting anyone. I intend to refrain from overtly or covertly taking what is not mine. I intend to be sure that my speech is kind as well as true. …
  • Hello @BoatS I don't really have wisdom to offer you. I just wanted to let you know, even though I haven't been practising for a year yet, I already find the slowness of the progress frustrating. At times, that is. At night, I try to find ex…
  • I agree, as always it seems, with everything @federica said. It's for you to feel out these things. Before you engage in employment, you have to guess how it might affect others. Then during your work, you can learn from experience and either renoun…
  • I do find the half lotus is a strain, but actually at the moment, it helps me to take my practice seriously. It's an illusion, for sure, but I feel more connected to the "tradition" of meditation. As you said before, @lobster: Initially we …
  • At the moment I use guided meditations daily, but I can't settle on a good time of day for it. Can anyone recommend a favourite time of day for meditation? Are there any (dis)advantages to certain times? Is a routine even helpful for you? Thanks …
  • Yes, this! Thank you for putting it so well. And thanks, guys, for the welcome. I think I'll stay for a while
  • Ok, interesting responses. I didn't actually envision the disagreements with my thought: since the goal is happiness (happiness based on the 4NT), what matters is being happy. I know the way to pursue happiness now: so pursue it. I sti…
  • Thank you for all the recommendations! I really appreciate it. I think my perspective is flawed when it comes to this, and I have to remind myself: no one's watching, no one will punish me if I don't practise enough. In fact, since the goal is ha…
  • Hi! I suppose that does help me to understand. Thanks for your insight. I think I struggle because I love to read about people like Milarepa, but when I look at my own life, it's totally hedonistic in comparison. There are things I wouldn't be ab…