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Difference between Jhana and the Path of Insight [duplicate]

In the book Altered Traits by Daniel Goleman and Rachard J. Davidson, its says: Sustained focus, the manual notes, brings the first major sign of progress, "access concentration," where ...
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Any benefit from meditation, if your mind is already completely blank?

I have never meditated before. I really want to get into meditation to explore the benefits, especially trying to understanding who I am and how my mind affects my perception of reality (looking for ...
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What is the difference between Satipatthana and Vipassana?

In short, if i practice Vipassana meditation does it means i practice Satipatthana?
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Is practising mindfulness ever a bad idea?

Are there ever situations where practicing mindfulness is not recommended during Buddhist practice. Could it ever have undesirable side effects or cause hindrances on the path. Or is it always the ...
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What is the difference between Anapanasati and Vipassana?

Both Anapanasati and Vipassana are described as the direct path to Nibbana. What are the main differences along these paths? Does one fully include the other, or do they diverge from each other, or ...
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What are the broad categories of the different types of meditation?

I have heard that there is insight meditation (mostly as part of practicing Buddhism) and Samantha (which involves Buddhism, but really just as a tool in the beginning of a meditation). This question ...
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What are the benefits of practicing under a teacher vs. practicing alone?

Question is in the title. I was wondering about the benefits of practicing with a teacher vs. practicing alone. By alone i mean when one has a great deal of time to practice and no worldly ...
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Is it true that there are 5 principal types of meditations?

According to some there are 5 principal types of meditations: Metta-Bhavana Karuna-Bhavana Mudita Bhavana Asubha Bhavana Upekka Bhavana I couldn't find any link which could support the above ...
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Should I meditate on one thing or just any sensation that arise?

As I research I am hearing people say pick a single point and focus on that. Then I hear other say you should just focus on the sensation that arise in your body. Personal one point focusing is much ...
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How do I practise Vipassana and Samatha through Anapanasati?

After reading the answers to this question I understand that keeping the object of meditation same, Samatha leads to calm and tranquility of mind and Vipassana leads to insight into nature of reality....