A gentle guided meditation on mindfulness and the possibility of death. I’ve just completed it for the third time in as many weeks — takes 30 minutes — and come away just a little calmer and a tad more careful after each round.
The recording begins without an introduction. To join in, I suggest you set aside at least half an hour (cell phone and beepers OFF), dim the lights, light a candle if you wish, and sit on the floor or chair. Comfortable and upright. Lying down is an option, best on the floor, not the bed to keep from falling asleep.
Ajahn Achalo was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1972, developed a keen interest in meditation at the age of twenty, and at 21 went to Thailand to study Buddhism more sincerely. He has since practiced as a monk in a number of different traditional contexts: monasteries, remote forests, and on pilgrimage. Ajahn Achalo is the Abbott of a small monastery in the mountains of Petchabun Province, Thailand.