Lazy_eye wrote:Saw this the other day and it struck me as a useful approach for those of us with a lot of daily distractions...
Any thoughts? Would you recommend it to a friend who was interested in learning more about Buddhist meditation?
Or... one could apply moment to moment mindfulness to daily activities as much as possible with the aim of making it as continuous as possible.
The approach in this video is working on the assumption that meditation is something separate from daily activity, everyday experience, and watering it down beyond usefulness. Why a minute? why not 30 seconds?
I think some people will find this exercise very helpful, it's a good start, the risk is they may think this is all there is to it.
"Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering." - Ajahn Chah
"Remember you dont meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you wont find it." - Ajahn Chah