Introduction to Insight Meditation

On the cultivation of insight/wisdom
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Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by bodom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:55 pm

Here is an excellent little manual on Insight Meditation. It was sent to me from Abhyagiri Monastery, printed for use by Amaravati Monastery and is in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho. It is available online here:

http://www.forestsangha.org/index.php?o ... &Itemid=25" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It covers Body Sweeping, Awareness of Breathing, Walking Meditation, Metta Meditation, Choiceless Awareness, Precepts, Posture and more in only 20 pages. Hope others find it as useful as I have.

: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.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by username_5 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:56 pm

Thank you for this. It is very concise and seems useful when I am asked the question 'So, what is Buddhist meditation, exactly'. When I got to the end of the first page I saw there were no more so when you say it is 20 pages I assume your reader must display it differently than mine.

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Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:02 pm

There is a link to a PDF on the page. It's 12, not 20, pages, though...

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Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by bodom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:06 pm

username_5 wrote:When I got to the end of the first page I saw there were no more so when you say it is 20 pages I assume your reader must display it differently than mine.
This is the online version of a 20 page booklet that the monastery sent to me. The complete booklet is there. :smile:

: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.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by bodom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:10 pm

mikenz66 wrote:There is a link to a PDF on the page. It's 12, not 20, pages, though...

Mike
Now that I look at it, what is missing from the booklet is the illustrations of different sitting postures. This is why it is showing 12 instead of 20 pages.

: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.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by bodom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:11 pm

Here it is including the posture illustrations:

http://dharma.ncf.ca/introduction/instr ... tions.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

: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.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by jcsuperstar » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:13 pm

this little book?Image
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by bodom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:18 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:this little book?Image
Thats the one! Great little book.

: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.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Introduction to Insight Meditation

Post by jcsuperstar » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:35 pm

yeah, i've given a ton of those away, i got a bunch for my Wat a couple years back
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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