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by Slartibartfast
Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 43
Views: 24078

Re: Introductory resources

*smacks self on head repeatedly for not seeing this thread before*
by Slartibartfast
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you spend your leisure time?
Replies: 18
Views: 5317

Re: How do you spend your leisure time?

I practice Jujitsu 3-4 times a week and also love pencil and paper role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons.
by Slartibartfast
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Beginners questions
Replies: 33
Views: 5536

Re: Beginners questions

Like I have stated before I am quite new and have a few questions to ask our more experienced members, if they would be so kind as to lend some wisdom :) When I examine my motives for practice, it seems that the answers I come up with are very self-centered. I want wisdom, I aspire to enlightenment,...
by Slartibartfast
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Samatha Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Re: Samatha Meditation

It could be a mis understanding in my part of course, we haven't be directly instructed to control breathing however the counting suggests the length of breath to me, and it is not so controlled that we lose focus.
by Slartibartfast
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Samatha Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Re: Samatha Meditation

Hi Slartibartfast I asked this on the other thread but as you have started this one which is more relevant to ask in I'll ask here also. are you controling the breathing in this method? I hope people don't mind me repeating myself. Yes, we do control the breath during this meditation. I think, howe...
by Slartibartfast
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Samatha Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Samatha Meditation

http://www.samatha.org/meditation/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Does anyone else use this method? As you will know from posts on otehr forums I have very recently started training in this method. I think It is a little early to comment yet but I do feel a little more awar...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A hello and a request
Replies: 17
Views: 2446

Re: A hello and a request

Hello again Dazzlebling!
by Slartibartfast
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: what method do you use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4299

Re: what method do you use?

I am currently being instructed in Samantha meditation at a local group in Belfast. As tonight is only the third meeting I'll have attended I haven't really developed that far with it. The first week I was told "Breathe in slowly and deeply, counting from 1 to 9 then breathe out slowly and gently co...
by Slartibartfast
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Hello from Ireland

pererin wrote:Hi Stephen

I too am just starting out, and have also made contact with a Samatha Trust group here in Wales.

:namaste:

Handy :) teh Samantha centre, where they hold their courses is in Mid-wales :) If all goes well I imagine I'll attend, but it is very early doors just now.
by Slartibartfast
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Hello from Ireland

Hi Slartibartfast and greetings from Wales! :hello: Tá fáilte romhat anseo (hope I got that right ...) Go raibh maith agat :) The group I attend is Definately a Samantha Trust group. http://www.samatha.org/meditation/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.samatha.org/b...
by Slartibartfast
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Hello from Ireland

Hi Stephen, Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile: My name is Stephen and I have very recently joined a Samantha meditation group which i think is in the Theravadin tradition. I have been reading about general buddhism for some time now and feel like I am starting out on the path. Would it be the Samatha...
by Slartibartfast
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Hello from Ireland

Hello there :) Some of you may know me from bhuddahchat.org or Bhuddism without boundaries. My name is Stephen and I have very recently joined a Samantha meditation group which i think is in teh Theravadin tradition. I havebeen reading about general buddhism for some time now and feel liek I am star...