Jan 27, 2020
Focus on subtler objects of meditation
What focal objects are fascinating enough to invite you into these deeper stages of meditation? What effect does it have on you to experience a focal object directly? What effect does that have on your beliefs, values, desires, and interests?
Jan 20, 2020
The meditation object stands alone
Are you noticing a refinement in your perception? To what extent can you be so absorbed in something that your internal chatter stops? When that happens, do you experience objects, actions and interactions with greater vividness?
Jan 13, 2020
First stage of integration, savitarka samadhi
Once there are no distractions, awareness is filled by the focal object, its name and its meaning. This is the beginning of integration (samadhi).
Jan 6, 2020
Yielding, giving way and coming together (samapatti)
At the threshold of integration. Letting go of internal commentary and reactivity. What is coloring your experiences? Is it possible to perceive without distortions? If some distractions remain, are they connected to who you think you are, used to be or should...