Tricycle Meditation Month is our annual challenge to sit every day for the month of March. In the third week of our free practice series, meditation teacher Martine Batchelor will continue her exploration of mindfulness by asking us to turn our awareness toward the tonality of our experiences.
This practice builds on the first two videos in the series, which led us through mindfulness of the breath and body and listening meditation. Using the tools of anchoring and looking deeply, which we explored during the first half of the month, Martine shows us how to develop mindfulness of feeling tones.
Feeling tones refer to the basic pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral quality of a sensed experience and are distinct from feelings such as anger, happiness, joy, sadness, or fear. By paying attention to feeling tones, we can become more aware of our range of experiences and begin to see how the tones change throughout the day.
Related Meditation Month articles:
- Dharma Talks for Going Deeper with Zen Master Bon Yeon, Lama John Makransky, and Ralph Steele
- How to Fail by Pema Chödrön
- Escaping the Meditation Guilt Trip by Alex Tzelnic with Tara Brach
- How to Create a Mini-Retreat at Home by Chris McKenna
- Hiking the Zen Path by Christopher Ives
- Mindfulness at Knifepoint by Jill Satterfield