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Why do you practice?
I meditate to: a) Increase my happiness; b) Decrease my "un-happiness"; c) Directly and indirectly increase the happiness of others.
How do you practice?
I've been keeping my meditation simple for quite some time now (years) because I felt that my mind was too active and untrained to dive right into some of the more advanced meditations.  But now that I feel that I can regularly calm myself during meditation, I've moved on to the Lamrim, which is 21 meditations that you cycle through (one a day). The Lamrim is a grouping and condensation of the Buddha's teachings, and it's designed to gradually take you down the path to enlightenment.

Sat on 18 days this month, totalling 9 hours practice. (18 entries total)


Tue
18
Lamrim Day Seven - Developing Equanimity


Mon
17
Lamrim Day Six - Developing Renunciation for Samsara


Sun
16
Lamrim Day Five - Actions and Their Effects


Sat
15
Lamrim Day Four - Refuge Practice


Fri
14
Lamrim Day Three - The Dangers of Lower Rebirth


Thu
13
Lamrim Day Two - Death and Impermanence


Wed
12
Lamrim Day One - Our Precious Human Life


Tue
11
Lamrim Day Twenty-One - Relying on a Spiritual Guide


Mon
10
Lamrim Day Twenty - Superior Seeing


Sun
09
Lamrim Day Nineteen - Tranquil Abiding


Sat
08
Lamrim Day Eighteen - Bodhicitta


Fri
07
Lamrim Day Seventeen - Giving Outdoor sit, very hot, but had pockets of extreme focus and blissfulness.


Thu
06
Lamrim Day Sixteen - Wishing Love Another wonderful sit, again, very focused


Wed
05
Lamrim Day Fifteen - Taking Wonderful sit, very focused


Tue
04
Lamrim Day Fourteen - Great Compassion Outdoor sit, a bit distracted


Mon
03
Lamrim Day Thirteen - Exchanging Self With Others Another great sit, this one outdoors.


Sun
02
Lamrim Day Twelve - The Advantages of Cherishing Others Another very good, very focused sit.


Sat
01
Lamrim Day Eleven - The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing Very focused sit.