One moment meditation

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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.
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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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:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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