Mindful meditation

With mindfulness becoming very popular in the last couple of decades, it has become divorced from its’ beginnings. In its journey to the West it had to shed some baggage as well as some babies in the bathwater, which has left it ‘refreshing’ and rather ‘lite’, simultaneously. While popularity, and its marketing appeal will setContinue reading “Mindful meditation”

Meditating under a tree

In the Satipatthana sutta, only Mindfulness of in-and-out breathing describe going to the ‘wilderness, or to the root of a treee, or an empty hut’: ‘araññagato vā rukkhamūlagato vā suññāgāragato vā‘. Does this mean that other meditation methods do not require this degree of physical seclusion? Being secluded, in a retreat, is helpful to manage theContinue reading “Meditating under a tree”