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'Sati' (Mindfulness) Part Two: a Meditation Experience of Breath Counting

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Dorothy Ratusny
Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher
In Buddhism, Sati (from Pali: सति; from Sanskrit: स्मृति smṛti) is mindfulness or awareness. It is this spiritual or psychological faculty of indriya meaning: physical strength or ability of the senses, that forms an essential part of Buddhist practice. Sati is the path and the destination of awareness and of 'remembering'; as in to remember presence and attention.  In part two of this three part series, we focus on breath counting.  We use mindfulness to bring presence into this moment as we count an equal number of 'in-breaths' and 'out-breaths'; before gently giving rise to a natural progression of longer and slowed out-breaths, to quiet and calm the body and mind further.  Mindfulness is a practice of pure observation in the absence of judgment. When you are ready, please join me in part three of Sati (Mindfulness)- 'Words of light and love'. Namaste!! xo
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