“I think for me to do a traditional sitting meditation I would really have to spend a couple weeks working at it. The only way I know how to efficiently, effectively meditate is by walking in nature.”

Brett Dennen

“* Recognize that God is with you. * Acknowledge God knows what He’s doing. * Search for God’s will: the path He desires you to take in life. * Consider what God did for you when He sent Jesus to die on the cross (forgiveness and righteousness)”

Brennan Manning

“Meditation takes place when you bring all your awareness to this moment.”

Brandon Bays

“Singing is a form of meditation… apparently the only one that I have command over.”

Brandi Carlile

“Rigging is like Zen meditation. You must bend over the boat until your back is breaking, until your brain is filled with numbers and fractions of numbers, until you can accurately measure an oarlock’s pitch without bothering to use the pitch meter. Only then will you see the way of eternal rigging happiness.”

 

Brad Alan Lewis

“True mindfulness is the awareness that everything you encounteris a vigorous expression of the same living universe as you.”

 

Brad Warner

“Rigging is like Zen meditation. You must bend over the boat until your back is breaking, until your brain is filled with numbers and fractions of numbers, until you can accurately measure an oarlock’s pitch without bothering to use the pitch meter. Only then will you see the way of eternal rigging happiness.”

 

Brad Alan Lewis

“Every creature is a divine word because it proclaims God”

 

Bonaventure

“Understanding that everything is impermanent, that happiness is transformed into suffering, and that all phenomena are lacking reality in themselves and are only projections of our mind, will permit us to counteract the first hindrance to meditation, that is, our attachment to this world.”

 

Bokar Rinpoche

“The fruit of meditation is not the absence of thoughts, but the fact that thoughts cease to harm us. Once enemies, they become friends.”

 

Bokar Rinpoche

“When we let our mind relax, a moment will come when we rest without thoughts. This stable state is like an ocean without waves. Within this stability a thought arises. This thought is like a wave which forms on the surface of the ocean. When we leave this thought alone, do nothing with it, not “seizing” it, it subsides by itself into the mind where it came from.”

 

Bokar Rinpoche

“But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the Buddha, they attain the understanding of a Buddha without using the mind.”

 

Bodhidharma

“An Awakened person is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.”

 

Bodhidharma

“Meditation is simply seeing reality and acknowledging it with bare honesty.”

 

Bo Lozoff

“Meditation is simply seeing reality and acknowledging it with bare honesty.”

Bo Lozoff

“I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own.”

 

Billy Joel

“Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.”

 

Bill W.

“The process could be likened to relaxing on a riverbank and watching a fish leap out of the water, sparkle for a moment in the sunlight, then dive back in a graceful arc. There is no need to engage in a mental dialogue about the merits and demerits of the fish, emotionally react to the fish, or jump into the water to try to catch the fish. Once the fish is out of sight, it should also be out of mind.”

 

Bill Vaughan

“Meditating means bringing the mind back to something again and again. Thus, we all meditate, but unless we direct it in some way, we meditate on ourselves and on our own problems, reinforcing our self-clinging.”

 

Bill Vaughan

“When you are free of form and not confused, you are focused. To be free of form externally is ‘Zen.’ Not to be confused internally is ‘meditation.’ External Zen and internal meditation, this is what we mean by ‘Zen meditation.”

 

Bill Porter