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The Buddha did in fact teach just this practice: Bhikkhus, you should train thus: ‘We will be devoted to wakefulness. During the day, while walking back and forth and sitting, we will purify our minds of obstructive states. In the first watch of the night, while walking back and forth and sitting, we will purify our minds of obstructive states. In the ...


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Yes, in walking meditation we can use any of the 40 objects of meditation. Listening to Dhamma talks would put it under recollection of the dhamma as it gave you a sense of appreciation of the truth of the dhamma, IMHO,rather than the investigation of Dhamma (Dhammavicaya). "Mahanama, you should develop this recollection of the Dhamma while you are ...


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Yes, of course. After reciting the Pātimokkha, it seems, on the Uposatha day of the full moon, one of the two elders who were brothers went to his own dwelling place surrounded by the Community of Bhikkhus. As he stood on the walk looking at the moonlight, he calculated his own vital formations and he said to the Community of Bhikkhus, “In ...


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I've read that things like aikido, yoga, swimming, running are not meditation. How is walking meditation different? Could you cite the source or teacher who says this? In my experiential understanding, and in general, in Buddhist philosophy, any action done mindfully is meditation. The goal of Buddhism is to be mindful of our actions all the time. The ...


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Short Answer: Yes. Longer Answer: The Satipatthana Sutra implies this. Here's a snippet... Moreover, when a practitioner walks, he is aware, ‘I am walking.’ When he is standing, he is aware, ‘I am standing.’ When he is sitting, he is aware, ‘I am sitting.’ When he is lying down, he is aware, ‘I am lying down.’ In whatever position his body ...


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Dhamma Greetings Robin, AFAIK, in Buddhist meditation one is involved with observing how the mind's attention moves from one thing to another. In the beginning of the training, to do so, a quiet, non moving body posture has great benefit. And even later, as an advanced meditator, sitting is the preferred bodily activity while deep meditation. In fact, there ...


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This is to be mindful about walking. Walking creates sensations in the body like: touch of your feet on the ground the tension of the muscles sensations due to change of posture sensations due to fatigue. Whatever sensation: If he feels a pleasant feeling, he understands that it is impermanent; he understands that it is not to be clung to; he understands ...


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I am a novice meditator with a stationary bike at home. I find it an easy way to integrate a 20 minute meditation session into a workout. It can be difficult to find the time otherwise. I find it much easier than sitting only as there is a built in focus on your cadence and rhythm and the sensations of a fan and sweat on the skin. If your goal is to be some ...


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I've always considered the ultimate mindfulness practice to be that which is constant: that is, a meditative state of mind every moment of every day, no matter what else is happening. However if you start by running a marathon before you've trained on smaller runs, your body won't be prepared to fully benefit from the marathon. Similarly, while I think ...


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This philosophy (which is used in the 'meditationoasis.com' practice, which you you were asking about), is different from Buddhist philosophy. So the effectiveness cannot compare.


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... I am wondering where it can be found that the Buddha taught ... Walking is considered an antidote to drowsiness and sleepiness in the spirit of the following Sutta, when practiced in combination with sitting practice. ... Bhikshus, what more should be done? Bhikshus, you should train yourselves thus, We will devote ourselves to wakefulness. During ...


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I guess it depends on your motivation for meditation. If you are meditating to relax, than your doing a darn good job of it :). However if you are meditating to gain insight, you may or may not be doing so. This is from my own experience of the dharma and I too enjoy Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Jon Kabat Zinn, Yuttadhammo bhikku etc. I think though, as far ...


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Can you go through all 7 purifications of insight with walking meditation. Can you also go through the 7 purifications of insight by focusing on your steps ... Yes. Answer: https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/a/8282/295 already covers this aspect already. ... and saying to yourself "stepping, stepping"? There are many view from different teachers and ...


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