Introducing Mahasi Method

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Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:21 am

Listening to this is a well spent hour, putting the vipassana practice into its context.


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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:37 am

Seconded.

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby farmer » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:11 pm

Thanks for posting this. It is a great introduction for people (like me) who know the Mahasi Method only as a caricature.

At one point, Kearney says "the problem with technique is that it can be done very mechanically in a deadening way." This has always been my impression of the Mahasi Method. From the talk, it is clear that Kearney uses the method as a framework within which meditators can creatively develop a balance of samadhi and investigation. He emphasizes that there is no simple one-size-fits all method, and that meditators have to develop their own feel for what will work for them. Is this how most Mahasi lineage teachers teach? Is Kearney representative or an outlier?

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:19 am

The linked talk in the OP in worth a serious listen for who have not had the opportunity.

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:13 am

And newer versions of that introductory talk are available at Patrick's website:


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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby SarathW » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:37 am

It is a good introduction the insight meditation.
On of the main pints it misses is the refrain.
Any one who interested in the full instruction please refer to the following.

Joseph Goldstein Satipatthana series


http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/6162/
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby iHappy » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:35 pm

I usually listen to Gil Fronsdal but I might try with the link you have provided by Joseph Goldstein.

45 hours in total. 1 hours a day = 45 days. Thats a good challenged :-D

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby JohnK » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:41 pm

"Why is it, Master Kaccana, that ascetics fight with ascetics?"
"It is, brahmin, because of attachment to views, adherence to views, fixation on views, addiction to views, obsession with views, holding firmly to views that ascetics fight with ascetics" (AN 2: iv, 6, abridged).
Kindly eyes, not verbal daggers.

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby JohnK » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:03 pm

"Why is it, Master Kaccana, that ascetics fight with ascetics?"
"It is, brahmin, because of attachment to views, adherence to views, fixation on views, addiction to views, obsession with views, holding firmly to views that ascetics fight with ascetics" (AN 2: iv, 6, abridged).
Kindly eyes, not verbal daggers.

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Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:58 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:57 am

I'm loving this talk. Thanks!
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)


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