Sequential Meditation Forms

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Sequential Meditation Forms

Postby vajrahorizon » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:32 am

G'day all,

I'm interested in reestablishing my meditation practice after many years.

What I really want is to build stability, then insight, then possibly I might enter into some tantric practices if I find the right teacher.

What is the most stabilising (calming, settling) form of meditation. Breath counting, breath watching?

Regards

VH
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Re: Sequential Meditation Forms

Postby Jnana » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:50 pm

Counting the breath is helpful for establishing mindfulness. After mindfulness is sufficiently developed, there's no need to continue with counting, and one can then attend to the breath silently.

And there are also other useful object-supports for developing mental calm and pliancy, such as maintaining a visualization of the Buddha's form, and so on.
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Re: Sequential Meditation Forms

Postby vajrahorizon » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:55 pm

Jnana wrote:Counting the breath is helpful for establishing mindfulness. After mindfulness is sufficiently developed, there's no need to continue with counting, and one can then attend to the breath silently.

And there are also other useful object-supports for developing mental calm and pliancy, such as maintaining a visualization of the Buddha's form, and so on.


Thanks, I want to start from scratch again and not get sidetracked as I have previously.

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