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If we are truly sincere with ourselves, there isn't a goal, but that takes quite an exceptional individual to understand this at the outset. I do it because I like sitting down for 30 minutes or so without reacting to my thoughts. This is quite telling. In fact, I know practising Buddhist who have been banging away at this for decades who have still not ...


For basic insight meditation (vipassana) based on the mindfulness of breathing, you can consider starting with Ven. Yuttadhammo's "How To Meditate" series for beginners, which is available as a YouTube video playlist and as an online book. This meditation is based on the four foundations of mindfulness (satipatthana). It comes in the varieties of ...


I started meditating observing the breath & relaxing thoughts because i heard that it's good from friends and did it to improve concentration & mental faculties. I also liked it even tho nothing spectacular happened. I did it for 3 years, eventually i became willing to focus on that training more, started to learn buddhist texts, cleared up views and ...


What is Wholesome Meditation? Wholesome meditation means quality over quantity. It's not about how long one sits but more about the quality of mind during the meditation, i.e. how often one is mindful and practices correctly. One moment (drop) of mindfulness is wholesome and correct practice. Many drops of mindfulness will eventually create a river.

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