The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso is a guide to getting started with meditation practice. Unlike many of the books here it. In these 4 lessons, we will use a basic method of meditation to enable us to let go in stages. These stages are called: Present- Moment Awareness, Silent-. I’ve read Ajahn Brahm’s “Basic Method of Meditation” as a booklet years ago and rediscovered it a few months back. I also bought a copy of his.

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To ask other readers questions about The Basic Method of Meditationplease sign up. Once mindfulness recognises this hindrance, the proper response is simply to let go, little-by-little, of that part of the mesitation sense world that has grabbed our attention. Susantha marked it as to-read Jun 18, I wonder if he want a natural emptying out or something that is a little bit directed. There are other interpretations of what jhana is or isn’t, and they are just as valid.

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I care about me. That opinion and the opinion that Ajahn Brahm may be telling people to use methods he did not as a beginner use seems reasonable to me. When the mind resists growing still In practicing concentration, there’s no way everyone will get results at the same speed.



From another point of view I don’t want to be hitting uselessly the same wall when there is another method, an actual door to go through. The most effective mefitation for dealing with this type of sloth and torpor is to accept it, to make peace with it.

Trivia About The Basic Method Strive to cultivate an unconditional acceptance of yourself. Letting go can be so blissful! Only then is the mind properly prepared to move on to the next stage. We do this by pactising the first stage of letting go: I care about your well-being and happiness. Pick a time and place where others are not likely to intrude, and let those who live with you know that this is your special time.

When breathing in, we know that we are breathing in.

I don’t feel like a failure about that because I’ve read that even great Masters Ajahn Chan, Ajahn Maha Boowa had bad periods of meditation and were shedding tears.

Within each stage there are the three sub-stages: Usually it goes pretty much where it feels like going and thinks what ever it feels like thinking. Often, I wonder if I do it correctly or am suitable at this time for that kind of practice.

The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso

At the end of the day, in the absence of a buddha, it is a group effort. Mar 03, Michelle Pasanna rated it it was amazing. Stefanie marked it as to-read Oct 05, There is a general rule: Sometimes just being aware of the wandering is enough in itself for the mind to return to the present.


Attached to nothing, letting go: In Stage three, we allow the mind to come to just one thing—the breath. Guess who that often is. How to build a good practice—Here are some tips for building a good practice: Try to meditate with a group at regular intervals also. That you can still have a few thoughts here and there, but can still consider yourself as having mastered the first stage well enough to move on. Ds Pangestuti marked it as to-read Apr 23, Lee rated it really liked it May 17, He agreed that it can be difficult for a beginner to do the silence of the mind bit etc right at the start.

Costa rated it it was amazing Sep 16, If they struggled in their almost perfect environment as monks, then no surprise about me.

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