• I see four preliminary steps. What is the six step preparation? Where is it in the TMI book if I might ask?

  • Dennis replied to the topic Eyes open or shut in the forum Meditation 1 week ago

    Thanks for the reply. In my limited experience, what you say rings true. There is a distinct difference between the two for me and I find eyes closed preferable, but do deal with dullness and falling asleep. That, right now, has been the greatest obstacle for me. It is starting to resolve.

    Thanks for your advice.

  • Dennis started the topic Eyes open or shut in the forum Meditation 1 week, 1 day ago

    My experience when meditating with eyes open and eyes shut is very different. There are some practices which stipulate “eyes open” meditation. In the past I’ve practiced zazen where you generally “shroud” your eyes, but do not close them and you face a wall to minimize distraction, but also, I believe, to remain “connected” and reduce focusing on…[Read more]

  • Dennis posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    Sitting now both morning and evening.