Good weekend to all, Another group has asked me to upload a file as a intro and guide for beginners' meditation practice. I shall do so also with this group.
If the admin of this group did not like it, please just delete it. Namaste, Donald Phillip Rogers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: First go to a few posts by Donald a few days ago he has some pretty interesting posts on beginners Zen Meditation. I do the belly breathing meditation that he posted every evening. However, in the morning I do this practice: I first stretch to prepare my body for meditation, then I sit and relax my body. I adjust my sitting so that I am straight backed, the best thing to do is to elevate your butt because that makes it easier to sit straight. get comfortable for a few minutes. Then cross your legs and place your hands in your lap or on your knees. Try and rid your body of all tension. Take a few deep breaths and then just breath NORMALLY, do not try and force your breath. let your attention rest on your breath at the tip of your nose. Know that when you breath in you are breathing in, etc. Softly attend to your breath do not force your attention. When you lose concentration then acknowledge that your mind wandered then gently bring it back to your breath. Meditation is very difficult because we are trying to undo what we have done since our birth which is run from thought to though without concentration, but it gets easier. Also remember that in Zen what works for you will be best we cannot become attached to anyone method, but we must use whatever works for us. Breathing meditation seems to be the easiest for beginners. I hope this helps. Peace, Allen jbaby36 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: Peace to you all. I am new to zazen, And, my feet have only just touched the river of Zen. I sit, breathe, and, try to loose myself from within. But, the noise of a restless mind, brings me little peace. What am I doing wrong? My belly burns from breathing. I feel like 5 minutes have passed. But, when I open my eyes, I see only 3 have. I do not expect much from my first time. But, can it truly be THIS hard? Please, someone help me see what am I doing wrong? Jeff --------------------------------- It's here! Your new message! Get new email alerts with the free Yahoo! Toolbar. --------------------------------- Now that's room service! Choose from over 150,000 hotels in 45,000 destinations on Yahoo! Travel to find your fit.