Meditation at The Pavana

Meditation at The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort:

Info, Poems, Stories and meditations:

 

Meditation is training the mind. The real significance of meditation is inner transformation throught training the mind, which is a really exciting adventure.

It is a pity to underestimate the capacity we have to transform our mind. Each of us possesses the potential needed to free ourselves from the mental states that perpetuate our own suffering and that of others - the potential to find out our own inner peace and contribute to the wellbeing of ourselves and the welfare of others.

 

Want to have (more) information or missing something? Ask Frans directly and send a mail to:

 

captijninsight@gmail.com

 

Some quotes:

The past is history, the future a mystery (even though you think you can organize it), the present can be a present, a gift, when you are aware.

 

The present is the only thing that has no end.

 

You have an appointment with life. There is only one goal in life called ‘LIVING’. The only moment you can touch life is NOW, in this present moment. So when you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life.

 

Stop or diminish your suffering. You deal with about 60.000 thoughts a day. 95 % of this thoughts are thoughts you already had yesterday.

 

Think about all your suffering in your life. Did all your suffering serve you in your life so far? If not, or sometimes not, you wasted only time and used wonderful energy of yourself making yourself only feel sad/sick and missing the opportunity to serve with your uniqueness the world around who is waiting for you.

 

Silence is the shield of the ignorant and the protection of the wise. (Hazrat Inayat Khan)

 

Silence is not the absence of something. It's the awareness of the availability of everything.

 

Do not worry. Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.

 

Autumn is a second spring were every leaf turns into a flower.

 

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

 

If you accept, accept! So at that moment ‘things’ are not there and not bothering anymore. You stop complaining and talking about it, intoxifying youself and your environment, for ever.

 

Death is a final stage of growth.

 

There is only one goal in life. Living.

 

Stories / poems:

 

Pockets on a regular base I make use of during morning meditation or retreat programs:

  • The Pocket, Thich Nhat Hanh, Publiser Shambhala, ISBN: 978-1-59030-936-0
  • The way to love, The last Meditations of Anthony de Mello, Publisher Image Books Doubleday, ISBN; 978-0-385-24939-3

 

Meditations and info about meditation:

More info and background about meditation?

Want to get some nice explanation and background in a bit a different way (to get insight). I really can recommend is: The Art of Meditation of Matthieu Richard (isbn: 9780857892744)