Re: Vipassana Meditation
- Certainly Aideen, you must learn Vipassana. You'll agree at the end,
it's THE meditation technic. May it help you too to grow within
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Marc Moss
>Bhavanakrama, the Steps on Meditation. Master Patnajali's Yoga Sutra
> Great plan!! His Holiness has an interpretation of Kamalashila's
(i believe)...very good.
>a description of all of the different types of meditation,
> Pabongka Rinpoche's Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand explains
conditions of the environment conducive to meditation, the parts of
a meditation practice, the preliminaries to undertake prior to
meditating, the eight-point meditation posture, the best objects to
focus the mind upon during meditation, the five problems which occur
within meditation, the eight corrections to those problems, and the
nine resulting meditative states which lead to the attainment of
deep meditative concentration, or quietude (shamatha)
> aideenmck <aideenmck@...> wrote:
> Later this year, or perhaps next year, I hope to go to "meditation
> boot camp" i.e. a ten-day retreat where the vipassana meditation
> technique is taught. I am turning seventy this year and have not
> been meditating for very long.
> I wonder whether I ought to have a better background than
> the "concentration" type of meditation that I practice (not as
> consistently as I might).
> I am more even-tempered than I used to be, less inclined to need
> to be "right", and there is a delightful synchronicity that goes
> so that I feel in tune with the universe (not every single day,then - may I too remain to dispel the sufferings of the world. -
> certainly, but surprisingly frequently.) Rightly or wrongly, I
> attribute these happenings to a change in me brought about by
> Does anyone have any advice about my tentative plan? I feel that I
> need something like the vipassana course.
> As long as space remains, as long as living beings remain, until
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