FAQ Tag: Smile

Advice on the 6R’s and Meditation Practice

The 6Rs are crucial, and the most profound is the Relax step. Many people seem to glaze over the Relax step, not really taking the time to understand what it…
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December 21, 2020 0

Would checking the clock while meditating, or smiling, be considered movement of the body?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 15, 2020 0

Is smiling in the mind less necessary in the base of Neither-perception-nor-non-perception?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0

What is the Sabbāsava Sutta all about in a nutshell?

This particular sutta comes back with Vigatha Parilaha. Vigatha is like grasping, taking, which I’ve been translating as tension.   At the core of the teaching, these mental distractions and…
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December 12, 2020 0

If you feel Loving-kindness for the spiritual friend, do you keep repeating the phrases like “May I be happy”?

No – the phrase is not being used as a mantra. It is only a nudge to keep the feeling going when it weakens. It’s used as a reminder to…
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November 25, 2020 0

What do I do while not doing formal walking or sitting meditation?

If it is at all possible, just continue like you do during walking meditation; Radiate Loving-kindness to all beings you encounter. Whenever you get distracted, you apply the 6R’s. If you…
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November 25, 2020 0

Help, I just can’t feel Loving-kindness. It’s either weak or not there.

Don’t worry! In the beginning, it can be difficult or awkward to bring up that warm, glowing feeling of Loving-kindness.  These videos may help you to bring this feeling of…
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November 23, 2020 0

Why is there such emphasis on Smiling, does it really matter?

Smiling is incredibly helpful in developing an uplifted and light mind. There is scientific evidence that smiling changes our brain chemistry. It’s like the brain thinks: Oh, the mouth is smiling.…
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November 23, 2020 0