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Book: The Buddha's Path of Peace

Chapter: Posture

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39420


Many lay people will have seen monks or nuns of various traditions in a sitting posture. You might imagine that they are very peaceful. You may wonder whether you can or want to adopt such a posture, and what it has to do with meditation anyway. Well, it is your state of mind that is important, not concern about posture. The Buddha’s path to peace is not to be confused with yoga, beneficial as yoga may be. Posture does have something to do with meditation, but probably not as directly as you think. Here we consider what specific postures there are and what the benefits might be.

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