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It’s so difficult trying to meditate without purpose or expectation!

Yes, it is extremely difficult because in life we invariably have some purpose or goal. Many meditation teachers encourage “positive” or “healthy” goals, but I prefer no goals or expectation as our main Vipassana/Insight/ Mindfulness meditation practice. Having no goals or expectation is something uniquely missing in our lives. It bypasses the internal “I/ self”…
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What is “Right Effort” in Mindfulness Meditation?

  What is “Right Effort” in Mindfulness Meditation? According to the well-regarded book, “What the Buddha Taught”, “Right Effort” is described as “energetic will to prevent evil and unwholesome states of mind from arising and to produce ..good and wholesome states of mind”.  I think this advice is sage, but probably only achievable by experienced…
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Can we live without Belief?

The Content of Belief comes in many forms - religion, politics, health, diet, parenting and more.  However, the Process of belief is always the same - We “buy in”, identify and then protect that belief as “Right”, since it becomes part of what we think of as “I”. The Process of Belief is powerful and…
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