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Lazy_eye
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One moment meditation

Postby Lazy_eye » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:16 pm

Saw this the other day and it struck me as a useful approach for those of us with a lot of daily distractions...

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Any thoughts? Would you recommend it to a friend who was interested in learning more about Buddhist meditation?

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Re: One moment meditation

Postby David2 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:34 pm

Would you recommend it to a friend who was interested in learning more about Buddhist meditation?


Yes, it's certainly very good for absolute beginners.

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Re: One moment meditation

Postby Goofaholix » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:34 pm

Lazy_eye wrote:Saw this the other day and it struck me as a useful approach for those of us with a lot of daily distractions...

Any thoughts? Would you recommend it to a friend who was interested in learning more about Buddhist meditation?


Or... one could apply moment to moment mindfulness to daily activities as much as possible with the aim of making it as continuous as possible.

The approach in this video is working on the assumption that meditation is something separate from daily activity, everyday experience, and watering it down beyond usefulness. Why a minute? why not 30 seconds?

I think some people will find this exercise very helpful, it's a good start, the risk is they may think this is all there is to it.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Re: One moment meditation

Postby bodom » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:38 pm

One moment meditation
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:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah


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