venkatad wrote:Hi Dhamma Brothers I practiced vipassana under S.N.Goenka traditon, I took 2 courses, But my practice became weak due to many reasons. I am still trying to get on track but hard.
Anyways here are my questions....
1. How many hrs sleep do we need?? because every morning I found it very hard 2 wake up as I sleep almost at 12 because of work, study etc
2. I feel it is very hard to gain awareness while doing meditation, right now I am doing ana pana followed by vipassana, But my vipassana seems weak. observation of sensations is weak, that I feel. How can I overcome this problem??As of now to attend a course is very hard for me...
pls suggest me...
Hi there.First to the subject of sleep.People will find it difficult to agree on this subject.My suggestion is that your body will give you an idea as to how long to sleep for.Many factors come into this.Age,lifestyle etc.
Maybe in your meditation you should not try sitting for too long at the moment.Start off at 15-20 minutes and slowly build your way back up.I am guessing that at the Goenka courses you were doing 1 hour sittings at a time.
Remember that you are not in the same situation as a meditation center and therefore it may not be quite so easy for you at the moment.
I am happy to see that you are still trying.When you sit down to begin meditating,have no expectations.This is clinging and not all sessions are the same.Some days things go well and we find that we have few problems,on other days we can really struggle.If you start your session and it seems to be difficult ,try to stay on your cushion for a while.Don't just give up.
I wish you all the best in your practice.
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