Meditation Resources | Vixi Looking for inspiration & knowledge about meditation? You're in the right place. We're so lucky to be waking up to the benefits of meditation as a culture because that means there are more resources to refer to as we practice. There's now science documenting everything from weighloss and addiction recovery to more happiness, stress reduction and increased productivity. You'll be surprised by the discipline that comes from doing it on a regular basis, how your life begins to unfold for you differently. As I've built up my practice, I've gathered a lot of support from the blogs, books & extraordinary people noted below (each link is set to open in a new window so you can keep coming back to this list). My referrals are given with extreme love, care and first hand experience. Sally Kempton | SallyKempton.com She has an impressive resumé that reads something like 'monk + cave dweller turned author + meditation teacher for the masses'. Pema Chödrön | The Pema Chödrön Foundation
Yoga Journal: Yoga Poses, Classes, Meditation, and Life - On and Off the Mat - Namaste Oriah Mountain Dreamer | Home Meditation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama Would you like to participate in an experiment in meditation? First, look to your posture: arrange the legs in the most comfortable position; set the backbone straight as an arrow. Place your hands in the position of meditative equipoise, four finger widths below your navel, with the left hand on the bottom, right hand on top, and your thumbs touching to form a triangle. For those of you who wear eye glasses, have you noticed that when you take off your glasses, because of the unclarity there is less danger from the generation of excitement and more danger of laxity? Within meditations that have an object of observation, there can be two types of objects: external or internal. Has something appeared to your mind? That which interferes with the steadiness of the object of observation and causes it to fluctuate is excitement or, in a more general way, scattering. It is not sufficient just to have stability. Another type of meditation involves looking at the mind itself. DL: It seems so.
Money Money Money Mantra and the Path to Enlightenment EmailShare I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay Ain’t it sad And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me That’s too bad In my dreams I have a plan If I got me a wealthy man I wouldn’t have to work at all, I’d fool around and have a ball… Money, money, money Must be funny In the rich mans world Money, money, money Always sunny In the rich mans world… Ah yes, ABBA’s super hit song about the ageless and most dear human Mantra, Money Money Money. King Shantanu, like was the tradition of his time, was in preparation for renouncing the throne and retiring to the forest for the rest of his days to spend in meditation and yoga. “Swamiji,” asked the King very politely, “Can you please tell me something about the ashram we are retiring to?” “Why?” “Um, we are trying to decide what to take with us,” the King responded trying to think fast. “You will take nothing. Upon arriving at the ashram, the royal couple were completely bewildered. The Rishi smiled.