How many times to meditate a day?

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How many times to meditate a day?

Postby Buddha » Sun May 13, 2012 2:39 pm

I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
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Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Postby bodom » Sun May 13, 2012 2:45 pm

Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:


Hi Buddha

See the following short chapter entitled Structuring Your Meditation from Bhante G's Mindfulness In Plain English :

Structuring Your Meditation
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe8.html

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Postby Buddha » Sun May 13, 2012 7:04 pm

bodom wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:


Hi Buddha

See the following short chapter entitled Structuring Your Meditation from Bhante G's Mindfulness In Plain English :

Structuring Your Meditation
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe8.html

:anjali:


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Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Postby Alex123 » Sat May 26, 2012 9:28 pm

Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:


Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.
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Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Postby Bagoba » Sat May 26, 2012 11:00 pm

Alex123 wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:


Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.


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Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 26, 2012 11:04 pm

Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:


Make every moment apart of meditation, you don't need to be sitting, however you do need to be mindful, apply effort, and upholding right view!
this is bhavana! particularly the sections in the satipatthana sutta of clear knowing, four postures, and mindfulness of breathing. however, the full sections of feelings, mind, and dhamma are also applicable and practicable.
use sitting meditation to refresh, a mental spring clean and focus on eliminating the hindrences that have been predominant that day by cultivating skilful mind-states.
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Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Postby nobody12345 » Sun May 27, 2012 1:30 pm

Alex123 wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:


Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.

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Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Postby Buddha » Sun May 27, 2012 6:44 pm

imaginos wrote:
Alex123 wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:


Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.

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Re: How many times to meditate a day?

Postby Neinteresnayawe » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:11 pm

Thank you for posting this information!)
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