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by practitioner
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 46
Views: 1661

Re: Vipassana and Qi energy?

... at the space beneath the nostril. The mind is not moving all over the places causing qi to flow in certain sequential order. As long as you are breathing there will be qi flow, meditating or not. However, in body scan there is active directing of qi flow. I know this because I have done qi meditation ...
by Upasaka Sumana
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 542
Views: 63335

Re: Joke!!!

... Nothing!" 4. What does a Buddhist comedian say when the audience stops laughing? "I know you're out there. I can concentrate on your breathing." 5. A Western Buddhist woman was in India, studying with her teacher. She was riding with another woman friend in a rickshaw, when they ...
by OLI Chaim
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Finding a Teacher
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Finding a Teacher

... some sense of relaxation / ease). These days, even if I didn't want to be aware of the body, the mind automatically becomes aware of the body and breathing. Sounds like a good thiing! But when the result is not skilful, I'm not sure that it is. Thanks for reading!
by Saoshun
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 46
Views: 1661

Re: Vipassana and Qi energy?

... The Qi stages are so low of cultivation that Buddha just ignored them and call them just "body' and regular stuff and life function like breathing, eating but Qi is just subtler mechanism of life which we can get conscious. Actually Arhants control their Qi that's why they can be immortal. ...
by practitioner
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: vipassana question
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: vipassana question

... arising and disappearing of an object. Stick with your original object until it disappear, then note the next object. If none, note your tummy or breathing, whichever is your preference. The first insight is to realize that all phenomenon arise and disappear without self essence. Seeing your being ...
by practitioner
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From Mid-Atlantic Region
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: From Mid-Atlantic Region

... able to go cold turkey on non dhamma activities again. Now, I have given up on mental noting except for mental noting rising and falling during breathing when I am driving or not doing any engaged mental activities. I do, time after time, remember to be mindful of my activities. Mental noting ...
by The Thinker
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Finding a Teacher
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Finding a Teacher

... is similar. We don't get concerned over how long or short, weak or strong it is, we just note it. We simply let it be, following the natural breathing. When it's balanced, we take the breathing as our meditation object. When we breathe in, the beginning of the breath is at the nose-tip, the ...
by OLI Chaim
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Finding a Teacher
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Finding a Teacher

... well-being etc. And, if anything, since I've begun practising there seems to be a greater sense of vulnerability and anxiety. Mindfulness of breathing and the body has been the general approach, and overall, there seems to be a discomfort and tensions deep within the body / breathing. The ...
by lostitude
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can the breath disappear all at once?
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Can the breath disappear all at once?

We have to define what breathing means. If I hold the breath by not letting out, am I breathing? If I hold the breath by not taking in , am I breathing? Can we extend this holding process? But is it really a case of holding your breath? ...
by Buddha Vacana
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do the wider Theravadan world think about Goenka?
Replies: 43
Views: 1378

Re: What do the wider Theravadan world think about Goenka?

... as Taught by S.N. Goenka in Comparison with Insight Teachings in the Early Discourses : By dedicating time to the practice of mindfulness of breathing as a tool for building up a foundation in mental collectedness, the vipassanā tradition as taught by S.N. Goenka sees the formal development ...
by practitioner
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From Mid-Atlantic Region
Replies: 10
Views: 196

From Mid-Atlantic Region

... some bloggers, I stopped doing that meditation after having done it for about a month. In December 2014, I resumed meditation but only doing the breathing meditation. From there, I found PDF books on vipassana online. I signed up for a Goenka 10 days vipassana retreat in October, 2015. Prior ...
by cjmacie
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to attain the first jhana outside of a retreat?
Replies: 27
Views: 1115

Re: Is it possible to attain the first jhana outside of a retreat?

... the negative effect of all the distractions of meditating in a room full of 20-30 people, with the creaking sounds (some in chairs), others breathing or coughing, some coming and going,… Tried instead sitting in the bedroom, or off in a remote "meditation" cottage on the premises ...
by cjmacie
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas
Replies: 75
Views: 932

Re: Explicit mention of Samatha/Vipassana meditation in Suttas

... Since Ven NN gives a detailed method for developing mindfulness of breathing, I guess he is just as misguided as all those other teachers... That's a good way of putting it -- " misguided "; possibly as a synonym for moha ? (Wikipedia: " ...
by mikenz66
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas
Replies: 75
Views: 932

Re: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas

... this method and teachers such as Mahasi, U Pandita, Goldstein, Kearney, Thanissaro, Chah, etc: The practice of ānāpānasati or mindfulness of breathing represents a phenomenological exercise in developing the principle of simultaneity (akālikā dhamma). This is accomplished by the sufficient ...
by SDC
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas
Replies: 75
Views: 932

Re: Explicit mention of Samatha/Vipassana meditation in Suttas

... that the OP is extracted from: https://pathpress.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/notes-on-meditation/ 1. The practice of ānāpānasati or mindfulness of breathing represents a phenomenological exercise in developing the principle of simultaneity (akālikā dhamma). This is accomplished by the sufficient ...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas
Replies: 75
Views: 932

Re: Explicit mention of Samatha/Vipassana meditation in Suttas

... that the OP is extracted from: https://pathpress.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/notes-on-meditation/ 1. The practice of ānāpānasati or mindfulness of breathing represents a phenomenological exercise in developing the principle of simultaneity (akālikā dhamma). This is accomplished by the sufficient ...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas
Replies: 75
Views: 932

Re: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas

... and related teachers make a lot of use of that sutta. Arguably, noting/naming is just a technique for achieving the focus discussed int he sutta: Breathing in deep they clearly know ‘I am breathing in deep’; breathing out deep they clearly know ‘I am breathing out deep’. ... https://suttacentral.net/en/mn10/8 ...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I have yet to see any mention of meditation techniques for the development of insight in the suttas
Replies: 75
Views: 932

Re: Explicit mention of Samatha/Vipassana meditation in Suttas

... MN 21) SC 7. The Six Recollections (AN 6.10) SC [Related: AN 11.12 SC ] 8. The Four Establishments of Mindfulness (MN 10) SC 9. Mindfulness of Breathing (SN 54.13) SC 10. The Achievement of Mastery (SN 28.1–9,combined) SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IX. Shining the Light of Wisdom Introduction ...
by Chula
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explicit mention of Samatha/Vipassana meditation in Suttas
Replies: 35
Views: 848

Re: Kalama sutta only for non Buddhists?

... and on not finding any origin of suffering in the infinite past, he then changed his method to contemplate the five aggregates. Mindfulness of Breathing: Is it the same as Vipassanā? To avoid going off-topic any further here, please find those previous threads and read them. I am aware that ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explicit mention of Samatha/Vipassana meditation in Suttas
Replies: 35
Views: 848

Re: Kalama sutta only for non Buddhists?

... and on not finding any origin of suffering in the infinite past, he then changed his method to contemplate the five aggregates. Mindfulness of Breathing: Is it the same as Vipassanā? Please find those previous threads and read them.

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