Category Archives: Calm-Awareness or Mindfulness Meditation

Questions and Discussion about Calm-Awareness or Mindfulness Meditation

The Problems with Untimed Meditation

Some people have the practice of meditating without setting a time limit. There are, however, certain problems with this. The problems arise because, if we meditate until we are too agitated or too dull to continue, then we are only … Continue reading

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Practice NOW while things are going good!!!

I’ve been learning the hard way over the last few years while dealing with Cancer that it’s important to practice while you’re healthy and things are going well. When things are going well, we have the time, and especially the … Continue reading

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Is Vipashyana or Insight meditation better than Shamata or Calm-Awareness meditation?

From: Buddhadharma magazine, fall 2007 Page 15, entitled: “The Perfect Machete”. “Finding the right balance between shamatha and vipassana practice is a lot like having the right tool to cut through the jungle” – Ajahn Chandako When I was a … Continue reading

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