I started my Buddhist practice about 15 or so years ago, firmly in the Soto Zen tradition. In the past couple years, I’ve slowly started shifting over to the Theravada tradition, which, for me, offers more practical and useful techniques that I can apply to my daily life. (Your mileage may vary.) Today I talked to my dharma teacher, Josh Korda, about wanting something new for my meditation practice, where I’ve recently felt like I’m wandering. He suggested using guided meditations, which is something I’ve stayed away from. So I’m trying it, starting with these 30-minute guided meditations by Ajahn Brahamavamso.
Photo by my friend and fellow jazz traveler John Edwin Mason.
I did this before work this morning. It’s possible I have too much free time.