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The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

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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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:52 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 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:52 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 Refugee » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:58 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am presently doing 20 min morning and 20 min afternoon meditation. Intend to increase this to at least 25 X 2 min in May.

I start off my sitting meditation with anapanasati (breath awareness) and switch to vipassana as soon as I achieve a measure of calm. I work back and forth between these two modes of practice; mainly switching to anapanasati whenever my mind becomes too 'scattered' and needs to be calmed. This method (i.e. switching between these two modes) works quite well for me.

Do any of you see a "drawback" in switching between the two modes of practice in a single session?
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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Sekha » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:55 pm

Here is my schedule when I am not busy (saturdays, sundays and days off):

3 am - 6 am : 3 hours ; 9:30 am - 12:30 : 3 hours ; 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm : 4 hours. With additional 10 mn after each session for metta bhavana = about 10 hours altogether :)

In the worst case (extremely busy day) it gets down to:
3 am - 6 am ; 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

On average, I meditate 7 hours a day. I consider extending it to 8 by waking up at 2 am instead of 3 am and meditate early in the morning for 4 hours instead of 3 hours previously. But it might be difficult because I am experiencing very deep burning sensations from inside these days.

I have no family and I stay home all the time. I get out only for work or to buy groceries.
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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Guy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:00 am

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:58 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 Refugee » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:23 pm

My practice is simply this: Avoid evil, do good, and purify the mind.

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:22 pm

45 minutes 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 oceanmen » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:50 am

hope i can do daily 40-50 min in morning and 40-50 min in evening
and in weekends at 1 hour morning and 1 hour evening...
will see!!

metta
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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby bodom » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:38 pm

1 hour walking meditation.

I was able to get it in while my daughter napped. Thank you Maya! I find it better to walk than sit while she naps. Too many times I have sat down, got into posture, set the alarm for an hour and ten minutes in I hear her crying lol. Best just to walk so if i need to check on her im already in posture!

: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 15, 2010 2:24 pm

50 minutes walking.

: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 15, 2010 11:19 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 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:23 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 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:39 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 living peacefully » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:33 am

30 minutes walking :anjali:

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:00 pm

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Sekha » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:25 am

thanx, Khalil
we are interconnected by our respective metta energy

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As the energy of metta goes deeper, animals start not being afraid any more. But being worthy of this power requires extra equanimity.

This morning, the challenge would have been to remain perfectly still while one of these cockroaches (about 1,5 inch long) was crawling on my neck. But I wasn't able to. I shook myself until it got on the floor, I got up, took the broom and drove it out.

There is a space between the bottom of my flat's door and the ground, so they can get in and out by there. When it has rained a lot, they set out at night looking for a suitable dwelling place, and they visit my appartment.
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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby living peacefully » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:18 am

30 minutes walking.
:anjali:

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Refugee » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:30 pm

Samatha Meditation - Minimum of 30 minutes morning and 30 minutes evening. A futher 30 minutes at midday if circumstances permit.
My practice is simply this: Avoid evil, do good, and purify the mind.

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Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:35 am

Wholeheartedly agree with Khalil bodhi!

Dukkhanirodha, you are an inspiration! If you come to France anytime, do let me know!

Do remain the beacon of light that you are for weaklings like me.

With much metta,
Dhammabodhi :anjali:
"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka


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