Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?

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Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?

Post by Ryan95227 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:09 am

Right now, I'm trying to figure what would be the best for a guy like me who can't really attend long retreats. i know mahasi style method would work best if one can attend retreat and follow good instructions from a good teacher (from sayadaw lineage). They emphasize maintaing the momentum of mindfulness so insight can arise. I can't do that unfortunately due to work/study. Seems like my mindfulness is constantly broken during these activities (mind-focused work or intense studying). Would samatha practice be the best with the support of mahasi style as mindfulness throughout the day? What would be my best option?

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Re: Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:46 am

Greetings Ryan,

I see you have picked up this line of inquiry in this other topic so I'll close this one down, to avoid duplication.

Metta,
Paul. :)
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