Tag Archives: Vipassana

How to make sure you meditate everyday

30 Sep

Extract from the article:

“These days, meditation for me is like brushing my teeth. Remember how it was when you were young? Your parents had to force you to brush your teeth. But now you do it every morning and night without being asked. Why? You do it because you know how much better you feel after you finish. You do it because you’d never get a date if you didn’t. You do it because you’d be embarrassed to talk to your coworkers with stinky breath and stuff stuck to your teeth. So you do it for yourself and you do it for others.

Do your meditation for the same reasons. Do it because you know how much better your interactions with others are on days when you do your meditation as opposed to days when you find some excuse to skip it. Do it because it makes your mind feel minty fresh! Then you won’t need any sure-fire tips.”

Here’s the article: How to make sure you meditate everyday

 

Six ways to NOT Meditate

25 Sep

six ways not to meditate

Do you compete when meditating? Can you stay on the cushion longer than everyone else?

What about the results of your meditation? Are you efficiently achieving the targets?

Do you feel you are above all the other meditators and even the teacher at the front?

 

If such thoughts dominate your mind while meditating, you need to learn what NOT to do while meditating.

Download and read this piece by Ken McLeod here: 6 ways to not meditate

A Meditator’s Handbook

25 Sep

For those that follow the Goenka Vipassana technique, here’s a nice little handbook that summarizes the main teachings and techniques associated with this tradition.

Download and read this handbook, written by Bill Crecelius, here: A_Meditators_Handbook

Vipassana experience

30 Jan

My wife recently did a 10-day Goenka Vipassana course and wrote about it.

Here it is: my-vipashyana-experience

Useful websites to visit

21 Jun

The website for the U Ba Khin style of Vipassana meditation, as taught by S.N Goenka is…

http://www.dhamma.org/

On this website one can enrol for 1-day, 3-day and 10-day courses. Note that 1-day and 3-day courses can only be attended by meditators who have done at least one 10-day course.

 

The website for Vipassana Fellowship, an online support group that conducts online courses in Vipassana meditation is…

http://vipassana.com/

 

Here’s a very nice site with many useful resources…

http://www.wildmind.org/

 

And here’s one of the most authoritative sites for Theravada readings:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/

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