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There are many ways to start on a path of meditation and Goenka's described path & interpretation of the Buddha is just one. If you want to see serious benefits from Goenka's path, I highly recommend that you attend one of the 10 day meditation courses that are available worldwide. Until then, I will give you some additional context to Goenka's ...


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an example of a typical reaction would be bodily feelings of pain and reacting with aversion, anger, etc. Or feelings of bodily pleasure, and then the mind running off with thoughts of things from the past that the bodily pleasure reminded them of. what you describe is exactly what should happen if you're doing breath meditation correctly, or kaya-gata-sati ...


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Most of Thích Nhất Hạnh's books are about mindfulness, as in, what you can do and should do to achieve mindfulness. A popular one in NA is "Peace is Every Step", but you can just randomly choose one of his books since they are not that different from each other. They share the same message and often use the same set of anecdotes to convey the ...


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