In the process of reading a book, we need only the mind and the eyes. There is no need of ears and tongue.

In the process of hearing Dhamma,there may no need of eyes.

Are there any meditation practice to ignore senses completely for a period of time ?

(I'm looking for a specific meditation practice designed to achieve this, I know that we can achieve a similar result by doing Ānāpāna/breathing exercises,but may take much time )

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    Short answer to your question is no, but if you could clarify the reason why you're asking, perhaps there might be another answer. Also, please bear in mind that a lot of the insights provided in buddhism primarily builds on direct experiences from sustained practice, not by intellectual sports like asking/discussing.
    – user11699
    Mar 25, 2020 at 7:59
  • @Erik looking for a way to get rid of distractions, a way to stop breaking progression. Thanks :)
    – Dum
    Mar 25, 2020 at 8:18
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    @Dum I updated the answer with links to more details I have covered else where. Mar 25, 2020 at 8:33

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One cannot avoid contact (described below) hence one cannot ignore the sense doors totally:

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Cha Chakka Sutta

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(Samuday’atthaṅgama) Loka Sutta

What one can do it to ensure any contact (described above) does not result in craving and break the above progression of events at feeling. This can be achieved through meditation.


answers for more details.

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    Thank you very much sir :)
    – Dum
    Mar 25, 2020 at 9:20

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