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by Akashad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

Hi Diamind, Shaila Catherine a student of Pa Auk Sayadaw is having an online course.I think it goes for 8 weeks and focuses on samatha practice.Registration is open now.Its starts at October i think. Here is the link: http://www.bodhicourses.org/ specifically this link: http://www.bodhicourses.org/f...
by Akashad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras

Dear Balan, I know you asked for a Buddhist perspective but the most important thing you can do for yourself is Please visit your local GP ( doctor,medic).You seem to be describing the signs and symptoms of psychosis.Let the doctor diagnose the problem.After you know what the medical problem is then...
by Akashad
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?

Hi, I'm thinking of changing my practice from Anapanasati to Brahmaviharas.I am just curious has anyone ever taken Brahmavihara as their main object? What were the results. I'm interested in long term brahmavihara practice.Like for the rest of this life.If this is your meditation object not as a sec...
by Akashad
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Detailed instruction - working with breath nimitta
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Detailed instruction - working with breath nimitta

This is a helpful article.Thank you very much.I like the example about looking at cars passing a street and viewing them as cars as a whole not not the colour or manufacturer. I'm not sure if you can call it a nimitta if it moves around.Its very distracting.i don't think you should look at a nimitta...
by Akashad
Mon May 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Practice The Four Protective Meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Why Practice The Four Protective Meditation?

Thank you Santa100 and thepea,I think these meditation ward off unhelpful states of minds too. :namaste: :buddha1:
by Akashad
Sun May 13, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Practice The Four Protective Meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Why Practice The Four Protective Meditation?

Hi all, Do you know why we have to practice the Four Protective Meditation? 1.Metta bhavana. 2.Repulsiveness. 3.Contemplation of the Buddha. 4.Contemplation of death. What happens when we advance in the practice? Is there something destabilizing that happens (in terms of not-self) and we need these ...
by Akashad
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anapana & Pa Auk Monastery Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Anapana & Pa Auk Monastery Technique

Hello, I practice samatha according to the Pa Auk Sayadaw tradition.I hope i can help you. So my question is: is this sensation the one I should be focused on when I meditate, rather than the physical passage of air? Is it the beggining of what cjmacie is calling the "mental counterpart representati...
by Akashad
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep.
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: SN 17.4 Dīghalomika Sutta. A Fleecy Sheep.

Yes,it reminds me of the stories of rich and famous people who are now poor.We tend to think our circumstances are permanent..that's whats so sad about the whole thing.Thinking we are what we are now. Often when get material things,possession and praise we cling to it and when it changes like it alw...
by Akashad
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: USA Dhamma Talk on 2009 November by Pa Auk Sayadaw and his students
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: USA Dhamma Talk on 2009 November by Pa Auk Sayadaw and his students

Hello, I know this is an old thread but in case you are still looking you can find them in this old Yahoo groups thread. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/jhana_insight/conversations/topics/2934 This is an actual video.I think she's Caitlyn. http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com.au/2009/11/bay-area-...
by Akashad
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana Dhamma Talks
Replies: 28
Views: 16240

Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Western students of Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw who teaches The Jhanas as described in the Visudhimaggas. Talk by Shaila Catherine: https://www.audiodharma.org/teacher/31/talk/614/20041209-Shaila_Catherine-IMC-concentration.mp3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBXx4M4Bea0 Talks by Tina Rassmussen and Da...