If you want too increase your sitting time I suggest increasing five minute's each time. If your sitting for 15 minutes now try sitting for 20. When your comfortable sitting for 20 after a few days increase to 25. Keep increasing until you can sit for atleast 45-60 minutes straight. This may take some time and experimentation on your part but theres no need to rush it. Sitting regularly everyday is more important than the length your sitting for. Try to establish a firm minimum sitting time.
From Ajahn Chah:
Sitting for hours on end is not necessary. Some people think that the longer you can sit, the wiser you must be. I have seen chickens sit on their nests for days on end! Wisdom comes from being mindful in all postures. Your practice should begin as you awaken in the morning. It should continue until you fail asleep. Don't be concerned about how long you can sit. What is important is only that you keep watchful whether you are working or sitting.or going to the bathroom.
Last edited by bodom
on Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:44 am, edited 2 times in total.
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah