The actual day-to-day sitting practice of meditation–watching one’s breath and working with one’s discursive thoughts, keeping one’s good posture and all those small details–sometimes seems to be insignificant. But that is not true; it is very important, very significant. A good sitter, a good meditator, makes a good Shambhala person. Having developed such discipline, then the student warrior begins to develop further head and shoulders and a further sense of openness and discipline.
From “The Eyes of Dharma,” in The Collected Kalapa Assembly Transcripts, page 106.
Carolyn Gimian, who selects the quote each week, will be presenting a talk on the Eye of Dharma at the Westchester Meditation Center on Sunday, March 7th. For more information and to join by zoom, go to: https://www.westchestermeditationcenter.org/news-updates/dharma-gathering-with-guest-speaker-carolyn-gimian