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Burmese tradition without formal meditation

Postby derwaldgaenger » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:01 pm

In one of podcasts of Mahayana teacher I heard about Burmese tradition, that have not formal meditation, only awareness practice.

Even at retreats, participants should do only simple everyday tasks and should be aware what in these tasks they like, dislike and indifferent.

Could somebody tell me something about teachers of these tradition?

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Bhikkhu Pesala
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Re: Burmese tradition without formal meditation

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:03 pm

Perhaps you were listening to

is part of formal meditation practice in the Burmese tradition. One should also apply these principles in daily life, when not on a retreat, but one still needs to do some formal meditation whenever possible.

also explains about how to practice bare awareness. Having heard the teachings, Mālukyaputta, went away and practised, becoming an Arahant.

The same teaching was given to Bāhiya, who had very mature perfections. He attained Arahantship on hearing a very brief teaching from the Buddha, while he was on his almsround. He was singled out by the Buddha as the one who gained Arahantship faster than anyone else. Some meditators thinks this means that they can also gain “instant enlightnement” by practising this method. If only! With inferior perfections, we will have to work hard to develop bare awareness, until it is strong enough to lead to deep insights.
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Re: Burmese tradition without formal meditation

Postby robertk » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:10 am

there is ajahn Naeb tradition

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Re: Burmese tradition without formal meditation

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Re: Burmese tradition without formal meditation

Postby Mkoll » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Burmese tradition without formal meditation

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Re: Burmese tradition without formal meditation

Postby bodom » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:03 pm

Perhaps Sayadaw U Tejaniya?

http://sayadawutejaniya.org/teachings/

: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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