Standing meditation

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Standing meditation

Postby philosopher » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:53 am

Hello,

Is there any particular proper posture for standing meditation, or can it simply be taken in whatever standing posture is comfortable? Is against a wall not advised? Are there any guides out there regarding standing meditation?

Thank you!

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Re: Standing meditation

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:08 am

philosopher wrote:Hello,

Is there any particular proper posture for standing meditation, or can it simply be taken in whatever standing posture is comfortable? Is against a wall not advised? Are there any guides out there regarding standing meditation?

Thank you!

-philosopher
You would want a balanced, comfortable stance, and then you pay attention. Standing is a very dynamic posture, constantly changing. Experiment and see what works for you. Leaning against a wall would become leaning against the wall meditation.
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SN I, 38.

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People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Standing meditation

Postby philosopher » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:24 am

Thanks, tiltbillings. I've been reading Ajahn Sucitto's _Meditation_ and it actually contains some detailed instructions for the ideal posture for standing meditation, in case anyone stumbles across this thread and needs a good resource.

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Re: Standing meditation

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:28 am

philosopher wrote:Thanks, tiltbillings. I've been reading Ajahn Sucitto's _Meditation_ and it actually contains some detailed instructions for the ideal posture for standing meditation, in case anyone stumbles across this thread and needs a good resource.

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Thanks. Here is a link to it:
http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/upl ... ucitto.pdf
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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