Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get In the Way
Meditation without instructions—a path to tranquility and insight that you can discover all on your own
When we meditate, our minds often want to do something other than the meditation instructions we've been taught. When that happens repeatedly, we may feel frustrated to the point of abandoning meditation altogether.
Jason Siff invites us to approach meditation in a new way, one that honors the part of us that doesn't want to do the instructions. He teaches us how to become more tolerant of intense emotions, sleepiness, compelling thoughts, fantasies—the whole array of inner experiences that are usually considered hindrances to meditation. The meditation practice he presents in Unlearning Meditation is gentle, flexible, permissive, and honest, and it's been wonderfully effective for opening up meditation for people who thought they could never meditate, as well as for injecting a renewed energy for practice into the lives of seasoned practitioners.
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Questions Surrounding Samadhi
Part Three Multiple Meditative Processes
A Theory of the Meditative Process
The Primary Transition
Unlearning Meditation and the Generative Process
The Three Developed Meditative Processes
The NonTakingUp Process
The Connected Process
Part Two Impasses and Calm Spaces
Impasses in Meditation
An Impassable Impasse
A Partially Cleared Impasse
GettingThrough an Impasse
Meditating with Drifting Off and Waking Up
Drifting to Absorption
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