This very brief conversation is about having a formal sitting practice versus having mindfulness as a way of life. Krishnamurti was opposed to having a formal sitting practice because he wanted people to live mindfully throughout the day as a way of life; he believed that too many people viewed mindfulness as an isolated formal meditation practice and didn’t incorporate it into the rest of their waking moments. Most mindfulness teachers believe that the formal sitting practice actually improves the odds of living mindfully as a way of life.
Video: What is Mindfulness? (part seven of series)
May 14, 2014 at 9:00 am
- Video: The Importance of Being Open and Vulnerable
- Q & A with Dr. B. – You have written about practice being a way of life—something to practice throughout the day. What are the main practices that encompass this way of life?
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- Q & A with Dr. B. – Why The Focus On Practices?
- Q & A with Dr. B. – Do the mindfulness practices, especially the MBEP walking practice, ever become more natural?
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