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by Patrice
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Question about insights
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Question about insights

After almost 3 years of practice, I’m still having doubts about insight practice. I understand insights as understood experiences of the characteristics of everything (impermanent, nonself, and insatisfactory). I think doubts come from a wrong expectation of how it actually manifests or happens. I h...
by Patrice
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: the 6R for Right Effort?
Replies: 7
Views: 763

the 6R for Right Effort?

Hello. I’m reading a book about Anapasati Sutta by Bhante Vimalaramsi called called Life is Meditation – Meditation is life. To explain Right Action, the author talks about a tool called the 6R. I googled it and also found quite a few references about it. Is anyone here familiar with this 6R thing a...
by Patrice
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Looking for a retreat in western canada or US
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Looking for a retreat in western canada or US

Thank you all for your replies! I contacted Arrow River after reading the website. This might very well be the place I was looking for.

Polar Bear: did you ever go there for a retreat?
by Patrice
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Looking for a retreat in western canada or US
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Looking for a retreat in western canada or US

Hello, I'm trying to find a retreat somewhere in western canada or western US. I have been searching the web and I find a little bit of everything. I am getting a little confused at this point. Does anyone know good centers/retreats they can recommend? I have a preference for Canada but I wouldn't m...
by Patrice
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Help me understand rapture
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Help me understand rapture

I'm trying to better understand the 5th contemplation of the anapanasati: Rapture. Could someone help me understand what it is exactly, how to identify it when it happens?

Thank you
by Patrice
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is wrong with Thai tropical climat ?
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: What is wrong with Thai tropical climat ?

Thanks for chart. Yes, it's the combination of heat and humidity that gets uncomfortable. Then again, most of us wouldn't like to be outdoors in Canadian winter weather, either. :namaste: Kim We got a nice dry -49c earlier this week in my little town in the arctic. I was just fine. Last time I went...
by Patrice
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?
Replies: 73
Views: 12124

Re: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?

I like to think of the precepts as "Things that can get us into trouble and can make us suffer". A dozen beers turns me into an idiot each time. A glass of wine during dinner doesn't. So I don't drink a dozen of beers anymore. But I do have a glass of wine over a meal. To me, it's a question of know...
by Patrice
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha Meditation instructions
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Samatha Meditation instructions

I appreciate. Thank you
by Patrice
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha Meditation instructions
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Samatha Meditation instructions

Hi boundless, The best instruction I have received was via this organisation: https://www.samatha.org/ The best option is to attend a class in person (I don't know where you are based) but you will see that they also do an online version. Failing that, Googling the title that you have given this th...
by Patrice
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does your body adjust to your meditation time.
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Does your body adjust to your meditation time.

I am curious when you say that 20 minutes used to be painful are you talking about similar pain? Not similar pain, no. Now it's more like my muscles tel me they have enough and become painful. Before, it was my legs going num and I hated it terribly. @Caodemarte You're right, little incensement wou...
by Patrice
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does your body adjust to your meditation time.
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Does your body adjust to your meditation time.

When I first started meditation, 20 min was a long painful experience. Few weeks later it was super easy. Then it was 1h that was a long and painful experience and after a while it got super easy. sometimes I find it too short. I never have any pain anymore and it's all good. Lately I have been tryi...
by Patrice
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help understanding this text about doubt/delusion
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: Need help understanding this text about doubt/delusion

Thanks! I'll listen to it the moment I have a minute alone.
by Patrice
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Hello

Thank you all forthe warm welcome You and I could be in contention for fewest Buddhists within a thousand miles of us, though, given that I live on the edge of the Outback. :smile: :namaste: Kim I know nothing of the Outback but from the pictures I just saw on Google, it looks just like the arctic u...