Phillip Moffitt is co-guiding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the founder of the Life Balance Institute. He teaches vipassana meditation and is the author of Dancing with Life, a book exploring the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths. More information can be found at: www.dharmawisdom.org. He is currently writing a book on skillful living.
Exploration of mindfulness of the body. The Buddha's First Foundation of satipatthana offers many opportunities for insight. As the Buddha said, if we master the body (in meditation) we can master the mind!
Collecting and unifying the mind requires both the immediacy of intention and the energy for patience and persistence. Developing clarity of intention and utilizing the three kind of energy may deepen your experience of concentration.
There are many aspects and dimensions that are part of what we call concentration. Rather than take a fixed view of what your concentration practice is supposed to be like, why not take a tour of the neighborhood?