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Buddha’s Meditation and its Variants « Through the Looking Glass. The daunting plethora of modern Buddhist meditation techniques has proved itself a source of bewilderment, doubt and contention.

Buddha’s Meditation and its Variants « Through the Looking Glass

As a result meditators bandy about many terms, like “mindfulness,” “insight,” and “jhana” with little agreement on what these mean, and with much uncertainty about the relative merits of alternative techniques or doubts about the viability of their own chosen practices. In spite of this, the Buddha actually gave some us some very clear instructions about meditation, available to us today in the Pali Suttas and in the Chinese Agamas. This series of posts considers, first, the Buddha’s meditation and its unique characteristics, and, second, its later variants and how these came to differ from their origins. … to be continued with a new posting each Uposatha Day.

Like this: Like Loading... Dhamma Lists: Insight Meditation Center. The Four Noble Truths Dukkha exists – unsatisfactoriness, suffering, discontent, stress (to be Investigated)The cause or origin of dukkha is craving (tanha-lit. thirst) or clinging (to be Abandoned)Dukkha ceases with the relinquishment of that craving (to be Realized)The path leading to the cessation of dukkha is the Noble Eightfold Path (to be Developed) The Eightfold Path (ariya-magga) Wisdom/Discernment (pañña) Wise or Right View/Understanding (samma-ditthi) – Knowledge of the Four Noble TruthsWise or Right Intention/Resolve (sammá-sankappa) – Renunciation, Loving-kindness, Harmlessness Virtue (sila) Wise or Right Speech (sammá-vácá) – abstaining from lying, malicious or divisive speech, abusive or harsh speech, and idle chatterWise or Right Action (sammá-kammanta) – abstaining from killing, stealing and sexual misconductWise or Right Livelihood (sammá-ájíva) – abstaining from dishonest and harmful means of livelihood.

Dhamma Lists: Insight Meditation Center

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Lexington, Kentucky 40508 Lexington Nichiren Buddhist Community 517 Southland Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40503 Lexington Zen Center 345 Jesselin Drive Louisville Community of Mindful Living 101 Crescent Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40206. Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. When individuals becoming members of the organization, they take the vows of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings in a formal ceremony.

Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings

The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings are the very essence of the Order of Interbeing. They are the torch lighting our path, the boat carrying us, the teacher guiding us. They allow us to touch the nature of interbeing in everything that is, and to see that our happiness is not separate from the happiness of others. Interbeing is not a theory; it is a reality that can be directly experienced by each of us at any moment in our daily lives. The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings help us cultivate concentration and insight which free us from fear and the illusion of a separate self. Access to Insight.

Portal:Buddhism. Official r/Buddhism Book Recommendations! : Buddhism. Buddhism - The Four Noble Truths, The Eightfold Path, Karma and Meditation Practice. Jack Kornfield. Buddhasasana - English Section.


BuddhaNet - Worldwide Buddhist Information and Education Network. Welcome to Audio Dharma. Index.html. - RE: A General, All Purpose Jhana Thread - Discussion. How Others Have Experienced Absorption — Part One What follows in this section are a few of the alternative descriptions of the process of absorption that I have personally found helpful. - RE: A General, All Purpose Jhana Thread - Discussion

They are by no means the only descriptions available, just a few that I have come across in my own struggle to better understand these processes. They reflect common experiences and ways of understanding the process of absorption with which I am able to confirm from my own experience. This first excerpt I found posted in a Buddhist forum. I've left in the poster's comments at the top and the middle of the post as they seem relevant and instructive to the tone of the post and the everyday language used by Ajahns Chah and Dhammadaro Lee. I also like the way some teachers explain meditation on an experiential level that even simple people can relate to. The trick is to have sati (mindfulness) taking control and supervising the mind.

When it’s like this, there can’t be any dullness or drowsiness. Gavesako. Alan Watts Lectures and Essays. Buddhist Wisdom, Meditation, and Practices for Daily Life.