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Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 pm
by SunWuKong
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!

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:38 pm
by befriend
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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:25 am
by DooDoot
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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:20 am
by Sam Vara
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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:25 am
by one_awakening
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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 pm
by bodom
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Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:10 pm
by SunWuKong
Five stars out of five here. I’ll give it another day or two and post preliminary results, including my own vote

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 pm
by SunWuKong
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Me too

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:35 pm
by Nicolas
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].

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:53 pm
by Dinsdale
It's the best thing since sliced bread ( before sliced bread really! ). :toilet:

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:48 pm
by Virgo
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

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:37 pm
by SunWuKong
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?

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:54 pm
by Garrib
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.

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:43 pm
by SunWuKong
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

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:09 am
by Thomasd29
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 rachat de credit info, 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?
Everything you say is true and there are already documents circulating on the net about it.