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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Wailing, with my arms upheld, I ran amok from my dwelling — meditatuon Simply walk and see what there is. What has happened in the past, what might happen in the future are simply not our business at this time. Be the first to ask a question about The Basic Method of Meditation.

The Basic Method of Meditation

When the mind sees clearly in this way, it will give rise to a sense of dismay, disenchantment, and dispassion. I have found through experience that it does not bazic where you watch the breath. Eventually the mind will reach its natural balance where practice is automatic. I care about your happiness. We save the most difficult person for last.

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Matt Dickie marked it as to-read May 18, If you can see that, even if only vaguely at first, you will value your meditation and want to keep up your practise and to protect your meditation time. I will protect you. Chante’ rated it really meditatiion it Feb 14, No need to cling to isolation or seclusion.


Letting go can be so blissful!

Let go of it. If doubts arise, watch them come and go. Dear Meditator, open your heart to yourself. Periodically you will run into obstacles. You are commenting using your WordPress. Also remember from the last lesson, that within each stage, there is a gradual deepening too. Metta or Loving Kindness Meditation Metta refers to a feeling of goodwill toward others and ourselves, a feeling that can sustain thoughts of wishing happiness for others and ourselves and a willingness to forgive faults.

That opinion and the jaahn that Ajahn Brahm may be telling people to use methods he did not as a beginner use seems reasonable to me. I feel like the way some people have to struggle not to control their meyhod I have to struggle not to silence my thoughts. I do think that Ajan sets standards too high, beyond ability of And then we progress to others who are slightly more distant—one little step at a time.

Only then is the mind bramh prepared to move on to the next stage. At stage one, we were very close to being right in the present moment, but not exactly there.

The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Don’t be concerned merhod the length of the road or brabm the destination. When fully developed, it can aiahn a very pleasant feeling indeed. If we instruct it ahead of time, mindfulness helps us remember contentment, and like most endeavours, the more we practise contentment, the better we get at it.


The mind tends not to keep inner commentary simple and in the present moment. In the meditation itself, we let go, and with practice, we get better at it. If you locate the breath at the tip of your nose then it becomes nose awareness, not breath awareness, and if you locate it at your abdomen then it becomes abdomen awareness.

Oct 05, Evan Guerra rated it it was amazing. Here are some reflections that might help with doubt. I can do it so it feels calm and gentle, but I am not sure it is what my brain would have done otherwise.

There are other interpretations basjc what jhana is or isn’t, and they are just as valid. The purpose of this exercise is to give you the opportunity to recognize these three stages and know what they feel like. Remember, everyone makes mistakes—big and small. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A large number of Luang Pu’s students would ask him, “I’ve been trying to practice concentration for a long time, but my mind has never been still.

K rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Refresh and try again. Marcin Lachowicz rated it it was ok Oct 09, The teachings are sound, and his track record methd well established!