The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso is a guide to getting started with meditation practice. Unlike many of the books here it. In these 4 lessons, we will use a basic method of meditation to enable us to let go in stages. These stages are called: Present- Moment Awareness, Silent-. I’ve read Ajahn Brahm’s “Basic Method of Meditation” as a booklet years ago and rediscovered it a few months back. I also bought a copy of his.

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Restlessness and Remorse ov In a general sense, restlessness is a sign of lack of contentment. It will soften your heart, and a soft and accepting heart makes for good meditation. Doubt —Doubt comes in three categories, towards: Let go of concern about where this experience is located; just focus on the experience itself. Pick a regular time and place to do your meditation.

The Basic Method of Meditation

From one point of view I don’t want to quit too early who knows, this moment was restless, the next may be peaceful. Just what there is.

K rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Eventually the mind will reach its natural balance where practice is automatic. Paulo Baptista rated it it was ok Mar 18, When breathing out, we know that we are breathing out. If doubts arise, watch them come and go.

mmethod Just ask yourself the question right now, “Am I breathing in or am I breathing out? Wherever you are, know yourself by being natural and watching. Constance marked it as to-read Oct 01, Whatever you pass, do not cling to it.


Refresh and try again. They provide the foundation for sustained attention on the breath. Some teachers say to watch the breath at the tip of the nose, some say to watch it at the abdomen and some say to move it here and then move it there.

No trivia or quizzes yet. If you can see that, even if only vaguely at first, you will value your meditation and want to keep up your practise and to protect your meditation time. Develop the perception of its being unattractive, with nothing of any substance to it at all. However, when meditating on your own, take your good sweet time.

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Does anyone know if those recordings of his meditation instructions are still available? Katy rated it liked it Mar 13, Pick a time and place where others are not likely methoc intrude, and let those who live with you know that this is your special time.

Hello Bodom, thank you for your wonderful quotes. When you meditztion defilements, just see them and just overcome them by letting go of them. Marcin Lachowicz rated it it was ok Oct 09, Ajahn Brahm does have some questionable implications in his teachings. Andrey Solodov added it Sep 10, And serious and diligent meditators have these to look forward to as their practice gradually deepens even more. John rated it it was amazing Feb 01, By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

I tried a lot of different anapanasati approaches and became confused because of all the different instructions on where to watch the breath etc.


Remember that skilful meditation is mrditation gradual process.

Again, remember the mind is not accustomed to being trained in this fashion. Use your mindfulness to stay mindful solely of the body. Ds Pangestuti marked it as to-read Apr 23, Nick ajshn it Nov 16, And we are willing to sustain effort for that which we value.

The Hindrances to Meditation There are five basic hindrances to skilful meditation: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

HOW TO MEDITATE | Listen to Venerable Ajahn Brahm

The mind tends not to keep inner commentary simple and in the present moment. Sustained mindfulness is not that easy though! Chante’ rated it really liked it Feb 14, This probably is the most common form of doubt that arises in the beginning meditator.

Susantha marked it as to-read Jun 18, Treat sloth and torpor for what they are: Costa rated it it was amazing Sep 16, We want to get into the habit of meditating regularly. I know about his weekly Dhamma talks, but I could not find a link for his old Friday night meditation sessions mentioned at the start of this thread.

I mostly do or attempt to his method or something similar almost always Anapanasati or some form of it.