Introductory Talk #2: Why Meditate? (Part 1)

To listen to this podcast please enter or confirm your email address.

To listen to the free dharma talks on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unlimited access to all of the dharma podcasts on this site.

“… There is nothing but the present moment … there is nowhere but here and now …”

meditation equanimity clarity concentration


Description: As we cultivate present-moment awareness, we are training ourselves to really experience what we are experiencing right now. There is nothing but the present moment. If we are thinking about the past or the future, we are doing it now. Through meditation we develop three skills: concentration; clarity; equanimity. Concentration is the ability to come back to an object of attention when we realize we have drifted away and, also, the capacity to stay with the object of attention. In time this will lead to states of absorption and deeper concentration. Clarity refers to having greater clarity about what we are experiencing in this moment. We become more intimate with our sense experience and, as a result, develop more discernment and are able parse out the various strands of our experience that are happening simultaneously. Equanimity is having no preference, and just allowing what is happening to happen. Whatever it is, we let it be, and we don’t mind.

Post & Featured Image (edited): Still by bones64CCO Public Domain.

Do you like what you're hearing?

You can show your gratitude for Mountain Cloud podcasts by making a one-time gift, or by becoming a supporting member.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest