The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Sekha » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:39 am

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:47 pm

My daughter was kind enough to allow me 40 minutes of walking meditation today while she napped. Wasnt the full hour I would have liked to get in but ill take it anyway. :smile:

:anjali:
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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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby ezzirah » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:23 pm

Is it too late to join?

I am re-establishing my practice after a long absence.

10 minutes a day, everyday?

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:11 am

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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:49 pm

1 hour walking meditation.

:anjali:
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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:04 am

1 hour metta/anapanasati.

:anjali:
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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:39 pm

1 hour metta/anapanasati.

:anjali:
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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Sat May 01, 2010 8:47 pm

1 hour walking meditation.

:anjali:
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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Sat May 01, 2010 11:04 pm

1 hour metta/anapanasati.

:anjali:
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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Sun May 02, 2010 9:53 pm

1 hour walking meditation.
1 hour metta/anapanasati.


:anjali:
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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Sekha » Mon May 03, 2010 10:39 pm

I think I can consider I am now steady (nearly 2 weeks practicing that way) with one additional hour every morning.

The session has become: 2 am - 6 am

I am also steady in sleeping 4h30mn per 24h, which makes me go to bed at 9:30 pm.
When I don' have to go to work, 4h is fine.

but I really need this because I am experiencing :rolleye: due to having taken ayahuasca a few years ago. It is sometimes very frustrating to pratice that much to get so little inner peace. I hope to get over it soon.
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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Tue May 04, 2010 6:46 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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Tue May 04, 2010 6:47 pm

1 hour metta/anapanasati.

:anjali:
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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Sekha » Tue May 04, 2010 10:13 pm

Where knowledge ends, religion begins. - B. Disraeli

http://www.buddha-vacana.org

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby AvaLily » Thu May 06, 2010 7:58 pm

May i please join?
i will be doing 10 minutes
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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Thu May 06, 2010 9:51 pm

40 minutes walking meditation.

Tomorrow I am planning on 45 minutes walking followed by 45 minutes sitting in the morning. I am hoping to get up to an hour each of walking and sitting every morning in the next few weeks.

:anjali:
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: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby adept » Mon May 10, 2010 9:50 pm

For the past few weeks I've been doing 20 minutes 5-6 mornings per week in full lotus noting the rising and falling of the abdomen.

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby EricJ » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:31 am

I have been in the process of seriously establishing my practice and commitment to the Dhamma this week. The will/viriya to do this emerged randomly this week, but I feel more saddha than I ever have before and I have a strong sense that now is the time, that the conditions are perfect, and that my path has led me to this point in time. I find I am able meditate for longer periods of time whenever I have this type of true conviction, which has been absent in previous attempts.

My challenge is to use my summer before college to create the conditions for a lifetime practice. For me, this involves meditation 2-3 times every day for a least thirty minutes per session, with gradual increases in duration on days whenever the conditions feel right. But at least thirty minutes each time. I also commit myself to maintaining ardency, alertness and mindfulness of the present moment and to study of the Dhamma.

This summer is perfect for this because I have no job, no responsibilities, and no external impediments to interfere with my practice. I also spend most of my time alone, which speaks to the fruits of practice "born of solitude."

Now, for the supportive aspect of this thread, I have a question for anyone willing to answer. How can I get my feet/legs to stop going numb in cross-legged positions? I'm young, flexible and sprightly (until anicca gets me), and I can get in to the position easily. But at least one foot always goes numb.
I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
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