The Sleepy Sit: Staying Awake While Meditating

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Staying Awake While Meditating When we lived in a Zen Center we started the day at 4 a.m. with a pucker-inducing dose of hot lemon tea, followed by almost an hour of chanting. Both tea and chanting helped keep everyone awake while meditating. Monks and nuns of all types get up before dawn to meditate and pray. And for millennia … Continue reading The Sleepy Sit: Staying Awake While Meditating