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Whats your meditation schedule?

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
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bodom
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Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:06 pm

For myself i meditate first thing in the morning at 5:30 and sit for 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation then finish with another 30 minute sit. I will then sit again in the evening for 30 minutes and 10 minutes of walking. Im curious to know what everyones current formal meditation schedule is. I am looking to maybe modify my own and am looking for ideas of how others practice. Thanks!

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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:37 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby clw_uk » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:00 pm

At the moment i do 40-45 minutes when i come home from work (this varies from later afternoon to early evening because i work shifts).
I used to try morning meditation but my mind always seemed to be to drowsy so i stopped it. Never could find a good way to wake myself up enough in time lol.

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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:05 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby clw_uk » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:50 pm

I tried showers but still didnt wake me up, I never thought of trying it with my eyes open though, think i will try that tomorow morning :smile:

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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:02 pm

My regular morning schedule is 30 minutes walking then 30 minutes sitting. It takes me about 15 minutes of walking to get reasonably collected. Morning is good because I can always get it done by getting up earlier...

I have much more trouble having a regular schedule in the evening, but all this depends on how your life is organised (or not...).

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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:05 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby fijiNut » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:36 pm

1-2 hours a day. 1 hour blocks.

I think the length would change if the Jhanas could be mastered.

But no set schedule because I find the application of practice in daily life very interesting ( sampajanna). I wonder is there any practice specifically for this: Webu Sayadaw and numerous teachers mentions how it is possible to be continually aware of the breath whilst awake and sleeping.


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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:34 pm

My normal schedule is:
Twice daily: 1 hour vipassana + 5 min metta bhavana (morning and evening)
Sundays: morning as above and up to 3 hours vipassana in the evening.

At the moment its all over the place as I'm in the middle of moving house interstate.
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Re: Whats your meditation schedule?

Postby AdvaitaJ » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:34 am

Weekends: 45-60 minutes each day in the morning just after coffee (half-caf, doesn't really affect me, I tested it)
Weekdays: 40 minutes on the commute to work (challenging environment, but better than nothing) then 25-30 minutes walking on the corporate exercise track, again far from optimal but better than nothing.
Specials: An extra 30-60 minutes once or twice a week if my wife is otherwise occupied and I have the time.

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