adamposey wrote:If there is no such guide on getting started perhaps we could create one in this thread, and learn by teaching?
adamposey wrote:Thanks for sending me those sources, as they (in combination with other sources here on this forum) have been very enlightening on matters of meditation in particular. I'm going to attempt to attend a beginner's meditation retreat at Bhavana Society in the spring so I hope my work and school schedules will be conducive to doing that. I feel it best to learn from those who have practiced for a long time.
Now, onto the meat and potatoes, when it comes to actual practice and studying. Should I be listening to dhamma talks primarily or would I be best to study suttas daily on my own, to start?
A "wholesome" Spring Break could be a good idea. If they don't have any introductory retreats during that time, you could always just take a trip over there to visit and talk with the monks. It's a beautiful place.
Both; whichever you have time for and enjoy more if you need to focus on one over the other.
clw_uk wrote:I would recommend Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Buddhadasa
Lots of other teachers here as well
I personally recommend to read the following first:
Ajahn Buddhadasa (kinda the essential of Buddhism)
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... o_Tree.htm
Ajahn Chah (collection of his teachings)
http://ajahnchah.org/pdf/the_teachings_ ... ah_web.pdf
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