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Theravada meditation traditions

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
Tom
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Theravada meditation traditions

Postby Tom » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:28 pm

Out of the countries that practice theravada (sri lanka, burma, thailand, etc.), which focuses most on meditation? And in which country can the most skilled meditators be found?

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Re: Theravada meditation traditions

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Re: Theravada meditation traditions

Postby Tom » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:24 am

I'm considering traveling, but I would also appreciate information on relevant teachers.

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Re: Theravada meditation traditions

Postby twelph » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:08 am

All three countries have excellent teachers, I believe that if a teacher comes off as sincere to you, then their location should have no bearing. For an excellent overview of this forum's favorIte teachers, this thread is most useful: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9135

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Re: Theravada meditation traditions

Postby Goofaholix » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:09 am

You can find good teachers in all three countries however Burma emphasises meditation more than the other two, in Thailand the emphasis tends to be on monastic life, and in Sri Lanka the emphasis tends to be on on study.

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