Originally Posted by Daniel
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.
It must be semantics. That's what I thought I said. Do or be intention, attention, and present moment awareness. Isn't being there while getting there practice? I know I was so pre-occupied with sitting posture, breathing, and chanting, that I wasn't meditating at all. I was too concerned with doing it wrong. Would you call that Beginners Mind?