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It's best to just sit and breathe without attaching to, or trying to avoid, some particular experience. Quiet and calm? That's fine, return to breathing. Fidgety monkey mind? That's fine, return to b… ((more))
Metta, metta and more metta. Very hard to be self centered when all of your attention is off of yourself and on metta for others. Very hard to be offended by one who you have great compass… ((more))
I sit in Burmese generally. However, on long retreats I will sometimes switch between Burmese and seiza, just like you described.
Just follow the breath, or whatever other object is u… ((more))