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Mindfulness Meditation

Post by SunWuKong » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 pm

If you have tried something called Mindfulness, thumbs up or thumbs down? I’m taking a survey here, Dharmawheel, and on a Zen forum. Thanks!

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by befriend » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:38 pm

:thumbsup:
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Post by DooDoot » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:25 am

:twothumbsup:

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Post by Sam Vara » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:20 am

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Post by one_awakening » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:25 am

:twothumbsup:
“You only lose what you cling to”

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by bodom » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 pm

:twothumbsup:
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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by SunWuKong » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:10 pm

Five stars out of five here. I’ll give it another day or two and post preliminary results, including my own vote

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by SunWuKong » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 pm

:thumbsup:

Me too

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by Nicolas » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:35 pm

SunWuKong wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 pm
If you have tried something called Mindfulness, thumbs up or thumbs down? I’m taking a survey here, Dharmawheel, and on a Zen forum. Thanks!
:twothumbsup:
No one here will give a thumbs down. Mindfulness is essential. It's one of the five spiritual faculties, one of the five strengths/powers, one of the seven factors of Awakening, and right mindfulness is one of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path.
Aggi Sutta (SN 46.53) wrote:But mindfulness, bhikkhus, I say is always useful.
Anuruddha Sutta (AN 8.30) wrote:This Dhamma is for one with mindfulness established, not for one who is muddle-minded.
Mūlaka Sutta (AN 10.58) wrote:Mindfulness exercises authority over [all things].

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by Dinsdale » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:53 pm

It's the best thing since sliced bread ( before sliced bread really! ). :toilet:
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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by Virgo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:48 pm

SunWuKong wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 pm
If you have tried something called Mindfulness, thumbs up or thumbs down? I’m taking a survey here, Dharmawheel, and on a Zen forum. Thanks!
:twothumbsup:

Kevin

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by SunWuKong » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:37 pm

Thanks!

I have heard that what is being called Mindfulness Meditation is more closely aligned with samatha, and what is taught as Insight Meditation is often closer to vipasana, but in many cases there’s a mixture of the two, and of course, different traditions call things by different terms and have other checks and balance s in place. I’ve also heard sati and samadhi referred to as a duality if sorts. Therefore I hearing 3 sets of pairs:

Mindfulness/ Insight

Samatha/ vipasana

Sati/ samadhi

But this arrangement places samadhi on the right hand if the column. Is it feasible to view vipasana more as a form of, or informed by mostly concentration then?

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by Garrib » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:54 pm

SunWuKong wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Thanks!

I have heard that what is being called Mindfulness Meditation is more closely aligned with samatha, and what is taught as Insight Meditation is often closer to vipasana, but in many cases there’s a mixture of the two, and of course, different traditions call things by different terms and have other checks and balance s in place. I’ve also heard sati and samadhi referred to as a duality if sorts. Therefore I hearing 3 sets of pairs:

Mindfulness/ Insight

Samatha/ vipasana

Sati/ samadhi

But this arrangement places samadhi on the right hand if the column. Is it feasible to view vipasana more as a form of, or informed by mostly concentration then?
I thought that "Vipassana" meditators emphasized sati/mindfulness above all else, and tended to downplay the role of samatha (some people even express suspicion about "concentration" practices).

There are so many schools and controversies out there, and you have to navigate your way through it - but at the end of the day both Samma Sati and Samma Samadhi are factors of the Noble Eightfold Path. Insight, as I understand it, is something which occurs when the path has been sufficiently developed.

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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Post by SunWuKong » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:43 pm

Garrib wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:54 pm
SunWuKong wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Thanks!

I have heard that what is being called Mindfulness Meditation is more closely aligned with samatha, and what is taught as Insight Meditation is often closer to vipasana, but in many cases there’s a mixture of the two, and of course, different traditions call things by different terms and have other checks and balance s in place. I’ve also heard sati and samadhi referred to as a duality if sorts. Therefore I hearing 3 sets of pairs:

Mindfulness/ Insight

Samatha/ vipasana

Sati/ samadhi

But this arrangement places samadhi on the right hand if the column. Is it feasible to view vipasana more as a form of, or informed by mostly concentration then?
I thought that "Vipassana" meditators emphasized sati/mindfulness above all else, and tended to downplay the role of samatha (some people even express suspicion about "concentration" practices).

There are so many schools and controversies out there, and you have to navigate your way through it - but at the end of the day both Samma Sati and Samma Samadhi are factors of the Noble Eightfold Path. Insight, as I understand it, is something which occurs when the path has been sufficiently developed.
What you say is true how they go about this is starting with sati, mindfulness of breathing, then as the achieve calmness and serenity come in with the more analytical vipasana practice. But not always, some just start out with vipasana and continue throughout

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