Quote for the Week

“Visualizing the practice in terms of a coming back to the

presence of a good friend helps to avoid mistaking

sati [mindfulness] for a forceful type of hyper-attentiveness that

requires strained effort in order to be maintained. Instead, being

in her presence carries the flavours of an open receptivity and a

soft alertness to whatever is taking place.”

Bhikkhu Analayo, “Satipatthana Meditation”