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Monday, December 19, 2005

Screen Saver Meditation


I enjoy finding new and different ways to meditate in our technology driven, modern society.

Well, yesterday afternoon was one of those days when I discovered a new and unique but effective way to meditate. I was having a really rough weekend after a rough week and I just was feeling too angry and upset to formally meditate so I decided to relax on the couch for awhile as I followed my breath. As I put my head down on a pillow I realized that the laptop was still on in front of me on the coffee table and the screen saver was running.

I had downloaded a screen saver program a few weeks earlier and put various Buddhst images in the program. It flashed images of the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and great teachers of Buddhism which I took in as I relaxed on the couch. So after lying there for a while, breathing deeply and watching the sacred slide show I felt much, much better. Thus, I would recommend using your screen saver as another tool to maintain mindfulness.

-Peace to all beings-

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4 comments:

Lans said...

Brilliant! Turn everything into an object of meditation. Everything is path.

"James" said...

Lans: Yes, everything is path. Great way to word it.

mind said...

I am still looking for a 3D Image of Shakyamuni Buddha and all others...

They call him James Ure said...

Mind:

Let me know if you find one. I'd like to see one of those myself.

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