Dr. Diamond’s Books on Meditation

Two ground-breaking books: The Diamond Color Meditation and Stillpoints.
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“Self-Analysis vs. Meditation”

It seems to me that the tragedy of Freud is that knowing his deep inner shall I say despair he chose what he called self-analysis rather than meditation: to find out what and why rather than Who?
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“My Evening Meditation”

Every evening I meditate on what needs to be looked at tomorrow.
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“The Problem with the Lotus Posture”

The lotus posture long has puzzled me. For I find nearly everyone when examined in this position to be in a very negative state.
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“Thanking – As Guided”

Every day at the end of my meditation I sing: Thank you, thank you, thank you, you all.
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Audio Lecture: Why Meditate?

Meditation, argues Diamond, is a natural instinct, and so the act of meditating, like that of eating, crawling, suckling etc., is simply the fulfillment of that instinct.
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“Zazen for Two”

What if the Zen master meditated holding his wife? Would it be more difficult to go inside himself?
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“The Role of Meditation in My Day”

I start each day with two forms of meditation. One is quiet. The other is active: say, painting, writing or singing.
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“Aspirational Play”

It's not mere play that I encourage, but what I call Aspirational Play. Play with a Higher Purpose.
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“The Balance Between Reading and Meditation”

The wise Neo-Confucian Zhu Hsi (1130-1200) would recommend half a day reading and the other half quietly sitting.
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