Commit to Sit ~ A 7 Day Challenge

Commit to SitCommit to Sit ~ A 7 Day Challenge

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:00

“Too often, people think that solving the word’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.”
~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

When you meditate, you realize the thought is not the sum of who we are. We can train to be calm, to celebrate life, and to love. So, resting in the natural state connects us to a larger vision.  First we tame, then we train.

If you can receive meditation instruction from a teacher, this is best. But anyone can practice and experience bliss through self-exploration.

3 minute Meditation

Create a sanctuary
Clear a space. Light a candle. Make room for your practice.

Take your seat
Sit with a good head and shoulders. Find a comfortable, cross-legged position the floor with a good supportive pillow or sit upright in a firm chair with your feet on the floor. Carry your weight – bring effort to your posture – be mindful not to slouch or lean back.

Inhale on a count of 4. Exhale on a count of 4. Do this ten times. Now increase that to 8 and repeat. Notice how your body opens and softens. If the numbers fade, rest your mind in the space. You can go between the form practice of counting and the formless practice of being. When thoughts arise notice it as thought and return to the practice.

Commit to sit for seven days and see how this simple 15 minute practice affects your body, mind, and spirit. Let us know what you discover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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