Kaktus wrote:May i throw in a question without opening another thread for it?
I´m looking for a short introduction into basic samatha meditation practice. It should be written in plain english, readable within about an hour. Or a talk up to about 2 hours length.
There are so much texts out there in the net im overwhelmed with the task to find a good one.
every teacher has his own unique style, so you'll probably have to try a few different approaches to see what works for you. I like Ajahn Brahm's method:http://www.jhanagrove.org.au/meditation.html
They also have a lot of guided meditations online (half hour/one hour): http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/downloads/ ... ation.html
I recently listened to one of Ajahn Vayama's guided meditations and found it quite good (30 min - body sweeping/anapanasati): http://media.bswa.org/meditation/Vayama ... 1_23_M.mp3