Can Meditation cause too much Introversion?

I like to regard myself as an ambivert because relative to my loved ones, I fall on either side of the spectrum about half the time. Yet, in relation to the cultural ideal I probably fare more as an introvert. What I've seen happen since starting a regular meditation practice, is that I don’t feel …

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Conflict Resolution for Meditators

If conflict acts as an opportunity and anger as a catalyst, what happens when the catalyst no longer arises? …and the opportunity no longer makes sense? This past year has been an unusual one; not ONCE have I felt anger towards an individual! Where I used to experience anger or annoyance, I now get curious. …

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The Brain in our Belly

One of the biggest obstacles to developing an effective meditation practice is our tendency to live totally in our heads. Most modern cultures, and especially Western culture, inculcate the value of reason and rationality above all else, creating the dominance of the cranial brain. While this may have given us certain distinct advantages in the …

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Vipassana: a garden in the desert

Living Vipassana! What a wonderful aspiration! Over the past year, I’ve found serious challenges to my own intentions to live that life, but just recently I’ve re-affirmed the value of that aspiration and the practice itself. I’m happy to have the opportunity to share this with others who may benefit from my experiences.  ______ As …

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