Hi all. I've been meditating for a couple of years now. Lately my challenge is to get enough sleep so that I can get up early enough to meditate for a half hour.
I was first introduced to Buddhist meditation through the book "The Wisdom of Yoga". It's a great "yoga book" that doesn't have one picture of a yoga pose, but instead describes the psychological framework of Buddhism, the historical Indian relationships between Hinduism, yoga, and Buddhism, and the modern value of a daily meditation practice.
For the last couple of years I've been exploring the different types of Buddhism on-line, through books, and in person. I've been trained in Vipassana meditation, but I have recently become more interested in Zen Buddhism.
What appeals to me about Zen is its focus on applying mindfulness to practical everyday issues: work, relationships, creativity, etc.
Blogging here seems like a good place to record my thoughts and read those of others while I try to further cultivate a daily meditation practice.