11 – Light on Meditation Retreat, Jan 2013, in Andover, MA http://s3.amazonaws.com/dharmatreasure/lom2-andover-130202-day6-1afternoon.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 32:39 — 29.9MB) One thought on “11 – Light on Meditation Retreat, Jan 2013, in Andover, MA” George says: April 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm Summary: Culadasa holds a Q&A session. The audience has submitted questions on cards. The questions, in nutshells, are: • What is the difference between subtle and gross distractions? • When I scanned my body, it seemed that there was nothing but energy flowing. Am I on the right track? • After a body scan, I can’t meditate, I feel like I’m out of gas. Is that normal? • Mostly it seems to be easier to find breath types of sensations to meditate on – tensions, pressures, that kind of thing. Should we use those if we don’t find anything else, should we always look for wind type of sensations, or is either one fine? • What is the water element? • What is metacognitive introspective awareness, and does it imply that there is no meditation object? • What does it mean to say that at some point attention and awareness fuse? • How do I over come apathy? By thinking about death? • How do we better incorporate mindfulness and single-pointed concentration when we are not in a meditative state, such as when we are at work, etc.? As he discusses the question about apathy, Culadasa goes into detail about the antidote to the third hindrance: laziness and lethargy. Comments are closed.