Kaethe Kauffman

Cross-Eyed Meditation Part 2

Adventures in Meditation-Land I could only hold the cross-eyed enlightenment position for less than a minute. After I had developed compliant muscles, my mind decided that, after thirty seconds, it wanted to lower the eyes so I could decide what outfit to wear that day. Or what smart retort I could give to a friend …

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Cross-Eyed Meditation

I study meditation with two lamas, one from Tibet and one from Bhutan, who run a meditation center together; they love students to ask questions. For years, intimidated by their vast wisdom, I froze, unable to ask anything. But one day I wondered if they truly had no thoughts in their minds when they meditated. …

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