Meditation blue jeans: Part III

Posted in: Meditation- Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

(“Meditation blue jeans: Part I”, describes my path to the 10-day Vipassana silent meditation course.  “Meditation blue jeans: Part II”, is about the experience of taking the course.  Part III concludes below.) The silence was peaceful.  The mild hunger was cleansing.  The free time under a tree was relaxing.  Except when dragonflies would start to […]

Meditation blue jeans: Part II

Posted in: Meditation- Dec 29, 2011 No Comments

(“Meditation blue jeans: Part I” describes my path to the 10-day Vipassana silent meditation course.  Part II continues below.) We students trickled into the Dhamma Java meditation complex early noon of registration, the mood positively anticipative.  Upon checking in we began to divest ourselves of the technological accoutrements which master our time.  Handing over 3 computers, 3 […]

Meditation blue jeans: Part I

Posted in: Meditation- Dec 28, 2011 No Comments

Never before had I been asked to sit cross-legged on a blue foam pad for a four hour stretch with the simple mission of diligently observing the small triangular patch of skin bounded by my upper lip and nasal septum.  This is not an easy task, particularly given an overstimulated mind’s mischievous delight in jumping […]