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Different Kinds & What You Use

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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Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby Thaibebop » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:00 pm

I really need to learn the different forms of Theravadan meditation. I have read a little on the them but that was a long time ago and it's not all clear. I am sure that each one is for different results, like I know there is a walking meditation, but can't remember why one would walk and meditate. Can anyone clear this up for me, just give me the basics, let's say.

I am also very interested in what other people use and why? What has helped them the most and that is with anything, like lessening the ego, or meditation to help increase focus.

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Re: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby clw_uk » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:31 pm

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Re: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:37 pm

Greetings Thaibebop,

Other than satipatthana style mindfulness whilst walking, I might adopt a formal walking meditation technique whilst on retreat, when the legs get sick of sitting and I want to maintain continual mindfulness even once off the cushion.

A few relevant resources related to walking meditation...

The Benefits of Walking Meditation
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... bl137.html

Walking Meditation - Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's Guide
http://www.knowbuddhism.info/2009/02/wa ... kkhus.html

Walking Meditation - Luang Por Teean Jittasubho
http://www.knowbuddhism.info/2009/02/wa ... ought.html

Walking Stage Practice - Mahasi Sayadaw Shin Sobhana
http://www.blogger.com/www.knowbuddhism ... -shin.html

Walking Practice - Luang Phu Mun
http://www.knowbuddhism.info/2009/02/wa ... u-mun.html

Walking Meditation - Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno
http://www.knowbuddhism.info/2009/03/wa ... ation.html

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Re: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:50 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby Thaibebop » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:06 am

Thanks, these posts are very hlepful. :bow:

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Re: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:57 am



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 …
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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: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby kannada » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:12 am

Just a view - nothing more...

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Re: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby Jechbi » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:02 am

Maybe ask around. You might be surprised. a list of contacts I found after a quick Internet search. If you can travel a bit and devote some time to it, might be an option for you.

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Re: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:00 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Different Kinds & What You Use

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:42 am

A brief summary of one way of approaching it:

Overcoming hindrances and developing samadhi/jhana
walking meditation-->calming agitated minds
metta-->overcoming anger,aversion
ashubha-->overcoming craving
mindfulness of breath-->calming the mind and going into jhana
kasina-->as above
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clears the mind to be able to do: insight meditation/vipassana
different methods to see impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and non-self, moment to moment.
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Letting go by seeing the unsatisfactory nature of phenomena
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no clinging therefore no suffering :clap:
With Metta

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