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Entries by David Nichtern from 03/2010

Finding A Spiritual Teacher

| Posted 03.02.2010 | Healthy Living

It is essential that the teacher is thoroughly trained herself and completely personifies what is being presented. Sometimes the teachings at this level are called transmission or "ear whispered."

Meeting Our Minds: Is Meditation Practical?

| Posted 03.16.2010 | Healthy Living

We rarely if ever look at the "I" that's making our everyday assumptions. Our meditation practice, rather then being theoretical or metaphysical, is extremely personal and direct -- it's highly experiential.

Stay on Your Cushion: The Importance of 'Hot' and 'Cool' Boredom During Meditation

| Posted 03.25.2010 | Healthy Living

For those who are beginning to explore meditation practice, allow yourself to actually experience this "hot boredom" and not just jump off the cushion when that kind of restlessness is experienced.