Dear fellow practitioners,
Recently I taught an intensive 9 day meditation retreat in the Melbourne area of Australia. After the first three days about one third of the group had to leave and return to work and family commitments. Having already participated in around 15 sitting meditation sessions, 7 walking meditation sessions, 6 chanting sessions and having listened to around 8 Dhamma discourses and readings, before these people departed, it seemed like a good time to give a synopsis of what we had all been doing and to review the positive effect upon our minds.
There is nothing quite like meditating a great deal to gain a sense for how the practice works and deepens, and for observing the growth in wholesome and uplifting qualities functioning in the mind. I sincerely hope that some of the sincerity, commitment, joyful love of investigation and of 'truth' shine through in this talk.
Ajahn Achalo Bhikkhu
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