Best Meditation Ever

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Northernbuck
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Best Meditation Ever

Post by Northernbuck » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:19 am

I would highly recommend walking in the forrest for 10 km then sitting down by a water fall and meditate for 30-45 min. If you follow the teachings of Ajahn Chah, I would recommend getting to the forrest as often as possible, and not weather permitting.

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Re: Best Meditation Ever

Post by bodom » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:02 am

That would be ideal wouldn't it?

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Best Meditation Ever

Post by Northernbuck » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:28 am

bodom wrote:That would be ideal wouldn't it?

:anjali:
I don't believe that I have ever done that before today. I had water, a light lunch, and my camera. I was hiking for about 5 hours and took 130 pictures. During some of the flat parts, I even practiced walking meditation.
But if this neutral feeling that has arisen is conditioned by the body which is impermanent, compounded and dependently arisen, how could such a neutral feeling be permanent? - SN 36.7

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Re: Best Meditation Ever

Post by Viscid » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:31 pm

Northernbuck wrote:
bodom wrote:That would be ideal wouldn't it?

:anjali:
I don't believe that I have ever done that before today. I had water, a light lunch, and my camera. I was hiking for about 5 hours and took 130 pictures. During some of the flat parts, I even practiced walking meditation.
I'm envious. Living in the middle of a big city [and not owning a car] it's impossible to get away without a big to-do.
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Re: Best Meditation Ever

Post by Viriya » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:39 am

Beautiful! Thankyou Viscid, that's really inspired me.

Afterall, it doesn't really do to practice in 'The Forest Tradition' *cough* *cough* *cough*, like I do, without ever having actually meditated in a forest. :embarassed: :embarassed: :embarassed:
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Re: Best Meditation Ever

Post by Ytrog » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:27 am

Well, I believe that it doesn't necessarily have to be a forest. Any secluded and green place can do. I sometimes meditate next to a meadow near my work during breaks. There is a highway not far from there but it doesn't matter much.

I would love to meditate in a forest though :)
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