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by Alexander____
Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: My Vipassana Experience & Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 25372

Re: My Vipassana Experience & Questions

2. How do I tell the difference between real sensations and imagined ones? If these sensations are imaginary, then are they covering up sensation "as it is" and replacing it with "how I want them to be"? Goenka warns against this numerous times. If these sensations are imaginary then perhaps they a...
by Alexander____
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Disenchantment
Replies: 9
Views: 1513

Re: Disenchantment

It does worry me somewhat if I am honest, I have lost a lot of my old intrests, which is definitely a good thing, but I am still in a relationship – trying to balance between being a good Buddhist and still trying to help my to-be wife live the life she loves, which includes me taking part in thing...
by Alexander____
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN Goenka Meditation Instructions
Replies: 17
Views: 5341

Re: SN Goenka Meditation Instructions

I understand the reason for moving the awareness systematically to parts of the body.. Is there a recommended order and list of parts? or anything and any order will do? I am unable to find the details about this instruction yet. It is taught top of the head to tips of the toes and back the other w...
by Alexander____
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Controlling the breath?
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Controlling the breath?

Hi Upasaka Sumana,

How are you getting on with the Samatha Trust. I've been attending meetings of a group for the past month and have found them beneficial. The teacher contact from reporting has been especially useful.

Alexander
by Alexander____
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Mindfulness in Prisons
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Mindfulness in Prisons

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/19/britains-most-dangerous-prisoners-to-get-meditation-lessons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Interesting article. I suppose the first thing that comes to mind is the film Dhamma Brothers, although I've never investigated any outcomes from ...
by Alexander____
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wisdom?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: What is wisdom?

Paññā: 'understanding, knowledge, understanding, insight', comprises a very wide field. The specific Buddhist knowledge or understanding, however, as part of the Noble 8-fold path magga to deliverance, is insight vipassanā Would one not then expect samma vipassana to be part of the eight fold path?
by Alexander____
Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Controlling the breath?
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Controlling the breath?

I'm about to start going to the Samtha Trust classes in London next week. Interesting they teach a method with counting but I can just about see how after the next few stages it fits in with the first stage of the Anapanasati Sutta. Funny they use counting to know that the breath is long or short. I...
by Alexander____
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Lacking Samvega/motivation
Replies: 14
Views: 26444

Re: Lacking Samvega/motivation

Good blog post over on Tricycle by Thanissaro Bhikkhu on samvega and pasada:

http://www.tricycle.com/blog/lost-capitulation" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Alexander____
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 433
Views: 121008

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

I would be happy to join you. I have a Goenka retreat coming up on the 5th of next month and would love to have increased my sitting so I'm a bit more comfortable for it than previous times!

Alexander
by Alexander____
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Hello

Hellooo

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Whilst I feel I'm familiar with a fair few people here thought I might drop a comment here or there so signed up...

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