How to succeed in meditation

April 3, 2013

The West Australian: Preparation is the key to a successful meditation session.

Dharmapala Buddhist Centre nun Gen Kelsang Nampur recommended choosing a well-ventilated, quiet area with a comfortable temperature.

Sit with a straight back – whether on the floor or in a chair. She advises against lying down to meditate – particularly around bedtime.

“Often meditation will wake you up, so it’s best not to do it before you go to sleep,” she said.

“You can also train yourself to fall asleep in meditation, so it’s best to keep those things separate.”

So when’s the best time of day?

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