Kanni meditation?

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Kanni meditation?

Post by Keith » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Has anyone any experience of this Kanni meditation approach?

I started working through this book (http://ftp.budaedu.org/ebooks/pdf/EN437.pdf) but did not get far before I got so bogged down in terminology. Wondering whether it is worth me pushing further with the book or moving on with something else. I don't have much time daily to devote to meditation, so any approach that requires many consecutive hours of practice isn't an option.

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Re: Kanni meditation?

Post by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:52 pm

Keith wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Has anyone any experience of this Kanni meditation approach?

I started working through this book (http://ftp.budaedu.org/ebooks/pdf/EN437.pdf) but did not get far before I got so bogged down in terminology. Wondering whether it is worth me pushing further with the book or moving on with something else. I don't have much time daily to devote to meditation, so any approach that requires many consecutive hours of practice isn't an option.


Thanks!

Recently browsed through a few pages, and pleasantly suprised to find even "foreigners" got immense benefit from this method.

According to what I've heard from many sources [people in person, books, media], this method demands deep concentration, which inturn demands intensive [not necessarily hard] practice.
Keith wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:10 pm
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so any approach that requires many consecutive hours of practice isn't an option.
Regarding the topic post, my personal answer would be..... this "method" is, at the moment, not an optimal option.

But, there are many methods, i believe, suitable for practicing Dhamma without necessarily involving mandatory sitting meditation. One such method would be like, do whatever you should while being mindful of [the breath]*** as much as possible. [the breath]*** may be replaced with many suitable kind of meditation objects depending upon which factors are in priority list to develop, for example [qualities of Buddha, metta, 'impermanence'] etc.

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Re: Kanni meditation?

Post by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:13 pm

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Supprised to find, on reading some books on kanni method, that Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw [teacher of Sayadaw U Tejaniya] once said something like "We also have experience in practicing Kanni method. This is a method very beneficial for Buddha Sasana".

Suprised and got a feeling like "jigsaw falling into place" after knowing that Ledi Sayadaw also had experiences in that kind of method [which I think may very likely lead to such techniques as body scanning and the likes in SN Goenka vipassana retreats".


a "lecturer" monk from one Ledi monastary on exposed to kanni method said something like "what is known as kanni technique is Ledi method at last."


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  • "the one thing all the mistaken views have in common is the assump­tion that the self exists" ~ DN1
  • "It is an entirely and perfectly foolish idea" ~ MN22
  • The No-self doctrine is found only in the teaching of the Buddha.
  • No-self (anatta) means that there is no permanent, unchanging entity in anything animate or inanimate. ~ SN22.59

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