• Great attitude, Scott. Those skills you mention come in handy further down the track, too. So do take the time to get to know a bit about “Connecting” (very useful for spotting subtle dullness in stage 5), “Labeling” (useful again at stage 7, I found), and “Checking In” (training awareness to take over the job; what you want it to do in stage 6).


  • Hi Mateusz,

    From your description of these interruptions, it sounds like there may be some purifications that were not completed at an earlier stage in your practice. Try to see this as a good thing; they were always going to arise anyway. Though after ten months, I can understand you would be questioning when (or if!) it will end. I can suggest…[Read more]

  • Hi Boris, just jumping in here to share my own experience of what Nick is suggesting.

    I was in a similar boat as you earlier this year. I was not at stage 10, but I had ‘lost’ the ability to enter pleasure jhana once I got to stage 8. On a jhana retreat I applied Nick’s first suggestion. I found it elusive at first, probably because I was trying…[Read more]

  • We’re popping up everywhere, Bernadette! I’m not too far away – Brisbane is at least getting closer. I know groups are being set up in Melbourne, so Perth may happen soon too. Feel free to get in touch anytime.
    Best wishes.


  • Hi Bernadette and Ivan, I just want to say thank you for sharing this Q&A with us all. Describing your experience of this practice as “creating a new relationship to thought” is really lovely, Bernadette, and insightful.

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