lyallben wrote:Yes, I would like to get Larry's book.I've read it before some years ago, and before i committed myself to anapana.
I find fixing on one spot only, is, somehow too constricting- sometimes too intense, too fixated, too striving. I need to at first relax, to discern the subtleness of the touch, or the spot.
Buddhadasa's initial following the breath from the nose to the abdomen- makes the breath longer, and is relaxing.
Please, bear in mind with all this that I am not a very good meditator- I plod away. But I have been helped and surprised by the efficacy of the Ajahn B technique.
Ajahn Chah teaches mindfulness of breathing the same way and
even recommended to his students that if there going to read
any books on meditation to read Buddhadasas books. Do
yourself a favor and look into his teachings as well if you haven't