Meditation Poem Series: #53

Life definitely full. Grateful for meditation practice. I am listening to a podcast called On Being with Krista Trippet, where she interviews Matthieu Ricard. Ricard is a scientist turned Tibetan monk, who is very involved in collaborating with scientists with researching effects of meditation on the brain. I am paraphrasing, but at point he talked about cultivating kindness and compassion as something we can learn to do, same as other skills we can develop as adults like learning a new route, a new song, or training our bodies. I found his ideas thought provoking, and also encouraging to keep sitting.

Meditation Poem #53
all is not lost
when we return to
our seat

Meditation Poem: #3

My first sit was this evening instead of the morning. I wanted to share a quote to encourage myself or anyone else in their daily meditation practice with a quote from Patrul Rinpoche from Enlightened Vagabond by Matthieu Ricard:

You students are always asking me for teachings. If you did practice, the best students would see results after a single day. Those of medium capacities would see results after a month. And even those if inferior capacities would see results within a year.

Meditation Poem #3
thoughts screaming loudly
I return to my breath