• Resolve to persevere with your koan. Do not be tempted to change it if you have difficulty coming up with an answer.
  • When reading, the most important thing is to know what the book says. Remember that no written word can give you the experience of enlightenment.
  • Similar to resting before taking a journey, we need to quiet the mind and ready ourselves for the practice of insight meditation.
  • Only connect. Wherever you are, right now, pay attention.


Set the timer for a silent meditation that starts and ends with bells.



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