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by mikenz66
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Meditation traditions?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Meditation traditions?

... that doesn't mean that they are "just thinking about stuff". In 10-day Goenka retreats you spend about three days doing mindfulness of breathing to build up samadhi, then the rest of the time scanning the body for sensations. The latter also further develops samadhi. The Mahasi approach, ...
by SarathW
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: Vipassana and Qi energy?

... breath meditation may lead to the same outcome of Chakra or Qi energy. Vipassana is more to do with the mind and mind objects. Body awareness of breathing and walking is only a preparation stage for Vipassana. It is important to note that body and mind are interdependent. See the following link ...
by jean282
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: Vipassana and Qi energy?

... single lifetime), so we shouldn't get obsessed with it. I know that the Qi flow where the focus flows.. so it came to my mind that when we do the breathing exercise and sharpen our attention, it means we are doing it like a needle and with scanning the body The method of scanning that you learned ...
by Pinetree
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: Vipassana and Qi energy?

... single lifetime), so we shouldn't get obsessed with it. I know that the Qi flow where the focus flows.. so it came to my mind that when we do the breathing exercise and sharpen our attention, it means we are doing it like a needle and with scanning the body The method of scanning that you learned ...
by jean282
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Vipassana and Qi energy?

... got me wondering if these things actually exist or not? I know that the Qi flow where the focus flows.. so it came to my mind that when we do the breathing exercise and sharpen our attention, it means we are doing it like a needle and with scanning the body, we are going through each acupuncture ...
by DanC
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Studying Warder & Favorite Suttas
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Studying Warder & Favorite Suttas

... But a lot of the rest of anapanasati is still puzzling. Like does kayasankhara passambhayam really mean to simply relax your "in and out breathing"? Does cittasankhara passambhayam really mean to relax perception and feeling and, if so, what does that actually mean? "Etam mama, ...
by dhammarelax
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Vipassana, and "unlearning" zazen.
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Vipassana, and "unlearning" zazen.

... above seem a lot easier to begin practicing. In fact, I find that these instructions encourage the beginner to close his eyes to focus on his breathing, whereas the Zen practice I'd attempted insisted on forcing the mind to become calm with the eyes open at all times. I really have nothing ...
by connoronealscanlan
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Vipassana, and "unlearning" zazen.
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Vipassana, and "unlearning" zazen.

... above seem a lot easier to begin practicing. In fact, I find that these instructions encourage the beginner to close his eyes to focus on his breathing, whereas the Zen practice I'd attempted insisted on forcing the mind to become calm with the eyes open at all times. I really have nothing ...
by Pinetree
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Some basic questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Some basic questions.

... false; 4. I assume they are permanent when they come out of anatta. it's not like you can do this while doing breathing meditation so for it to be developed as a permanent abode of the mind, what does one do? I don't fully understand this, but Gil Fronsdal claims ...
by Thisperson
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Some basic questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Some basic questions.

... such feelings toward. I only feel the brahma-viharas when I am directing them toward another or a group, it's not like you can do this while doing breathing meditation so for it to be developed as a permanent abode of the mind, what does one do? They're not permanent dwelling places. The brahmaviharas ...
by Kaneki
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Some basic questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Some basic questions.

... such feelings toward. I only feel the brahma-viharas when I am directing them toward another or a group, it's not like you can do this while doing breathing meditation so for it to be developed as a permanent abode of the mind, what does one do? 5. When in one's study should you begin working with ...
by bodom
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: "Its like this"
Replies: 33
Views: 785

"Its like this"

... attitude of the knower, the observer, just witness the feelings, emotions, thoughts, memories and sensations that come and go; just observe the breathing, the experience of the body sitting, and maybe the ‘sound of silence’ (the background to the sounds of the traffic). This attitude of being ...
by Bodhidharma482
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: between breaths and controlled breathing
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: between breaths and controlled breathing

... guess it is as much my 'fault' as it is yours that I don't understand ;) I am also having a good feeling about just contemplating this controlled breathing. I will give you guys an update in due time! :anjali:
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2447
Views: 259071

Clever is Calm Kindness!

... around, Beaming, without any hostility or hate! Sutta Nipata I, 8 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/Serene.calmed.small.JPG May all creatures, all breathing things, all beings one and all, without exception, experience joyous good fortune only! May they never fall into any harm. Anguttara Nikaya ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2447
Views: 259071

Clever is Calm Kindness!

... around, Beaming, without any hostility or hate! Sutta Nipata I, 8 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/Serene.calmed.small.JPG May all creatures, all breathing things, all beings one and all, without exception, experience joyous good fortune only! May they never fall into any harm. Anguttara Nikaya ...
by daverupa
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: between breaths and controlled breathing
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: between breaths and controlled breathing

So let's see. I am not very well able to sustain awareness of what I am doing throughout the day. This is a fantastic place to begin. You can simply try to be mindful of events at any sense, whatever they are. It will be difficult at first, but you can notice lapses, you can notice continuity of pra...
by Bodhidharma482
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: between breaths and controlled breathing
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: between breaths and controlled breathing

1. How goes your practice with mindfully guarding the senses throughout the day? I am not very well able to sustain awareness of what I am doing throughout the day. 2. How is your practice with the more formal aspects of satipatthana getting along? I do not know what the formal aspects of satipatth...
by daverupa
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: between breaths and controlled breathing
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: between breaths and controlled breathing

I have been practicing with the earliest posts, but that didn't really work out for me. Well, I wonder about something... Some time ago I read a bit of an articele from Thanissora Bhikkhu, where he states that vipassana and samatha should be brought into balance. Yes... but of course, this is stren...
by Maarten
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: between breaths and controlled breathing
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: between breaths and controlled breathing

... in and out breath? One thing I find helpful is Ajahn Brahms advice on where to observe the breath. He asks: how do you know right now that you are breathing? That knowing is what you observe.
by Kamran
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: between breaths and controlled breathing
Replies: 24
Views: 698

Re: between breaths and controlled breathing

Ven T's use of the word "breath" is not in a literal sense. He's talking about awareness sensations or "energy".

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