How many times to meditate a day?

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How many times to meditate a day?

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I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
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Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
Hi Buddha

See the following short chapter entitled Structuring Your Meditation from Bhante G's Mindfulness In Plain English :

Structuring Your Meditation
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe8.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

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bodom wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
Hi Buddha

See the following short chapter entitled Structuring Your Meditation from Bhante G's Mindfulness In Plain English :

Structuring Your Meditation
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe8.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.
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Alex123 wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.
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Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
Make every moment apart of meditation, you don't need to be sitting, however you do need to be mindful, apply effort, and upholding right view!
this is bhavana! particularly the sections in the satipatthana sutta of clear knowing, four postures, and mindfulness of breathing. however, the full sections of feelings, mind, and dhamma are also applicable and practicable.
use sitting meditation to refresh, a mental spring clean and focus on eliminating the hindrences that have been predominant that day by cultivating skilful mind-states.
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Alex123 wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.
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imaginos wrote:
Alex123 wrote:
Buddha wrote:I meditate for now one time a day,and this is before i go to sleep,how many times is it good to meditate and when,in the morning, afternoon,... :buddha1:
Ideally, just One session, from the moment you awaken in the morning to the moment you fall asleep at night.
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