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  • Preface
  • Why long meditations?
  • Silence periods
    The room
    Main activity
    Sleep
    Rest
    Yoga
    Body feeling
    Sitting positions
    Food and drink
    Visiting the toilet
  • Practical arrangements
    The beginning of the day
    Showering, bathing and brushing your teeth
    Diurnal rhythm
    Daylight and sunbathing
    Shielding
    Exercise
    What you eat
  • Activities outside the silence periods
    Types of guidance
    Dialogues on the psychology of meditation
    Private studies
  • Before and after a retreat
    Preparation
    After a retreat
    How often should you do long meditations?
  • Instruction in body feeling
    Body posture
    Light focus
    Duration
  • Levels of long meditation
    Definition
    Guidance
    Effect
    Training in long meditation
    Increased meditative insight
    The levels