Originally Posted by bnmoore
I was a little surprised that this wasn't in the list:
Chapter 1 in the book "The Mind Is Mightier Than The Sword" by Lama Surya Das deals with Natural Meditation. It's a little more in depth than the on-line article. You don't have to do anything. It's about intention and attention. It's present moment awareness.
And if you don't want to consider yourself a budding Buddha-to-be, then don't. I love the East meets West approach.
I have Lama Surya Das' books, but frankly, didn't think of him off the top of my head.
Sorry. Can't think of everyone all the time.
As well- I disagree about 'doing'. Perhaps it is semantics, but intention and attention is very much something that is done. It doesn't happen by itself. Which is why I maintain that meditation, like playing the piano, takes PRACTICE.
Sure. It's natural. But it takes practice.