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Benefits of Vipassana Meditation Practice | Dhamma

Benefits of Vipassana Meditation Practice | Dhamma Benefits of contemplating materiality and mentality (the highest state of mindfulness) A firm and concentrated mind (momentary concentration: Khanika-samadhi); Mindfulness and full comprehension to eradicate view of self, being self is attained; The root condition to keep away from the defilement is being built up; The extraordinary knowledge of the existing moment is attained; Laziness is eliminated, intuitive knowledge or insight is gained; Liberation from the defilement is accomplished. Benefits of contemplating sitting The mind is firm and concentrated easily; Natural phenomena happen clearly; Impermanence, suffering, and being 'not self' are explicitly experienced; More than in other postures the condition to a reachthe noble path (magga), fruition (phala), and Nibbana are developed; Comprehension to achieve dhamma from the basic to the highest is established. Benefits of contemplating standi

Contemplation of feelings ( Vedananupassana ) | Vipassana Meditation

Contemplation of feelings ( Vedananupassana ) | Vipassana Meditation Vedana, here is defined as feelings or having feelings in the course of practice, both physical and mental such as comfortable or uncomfortable physical feeling or being happy, delighted, proud of, unhappy, oppressive, angry, unsatisfied, worried, and so on. Vedana can be categorized into three types which are pleasant feeling (Sukha Vedana), unpleasant feeling (Dukkha Vedana), and indifferent feeling-- neither pleasant nor unpleasant (Adukkhamasukha Vedana). During the practice, Vedana may occur and be more perceivable than the rising and felling of the abdomen; if so the meditator should contemplate until it disappears and do the same to the others. It is important to contemplate only a single object at a time, otherwise the meditator will get confused and stressed and the practice will not go well.In ahasatipatthanasutta, Lord Buddha said: "Sukhamva vedanam vedayamano sukham vedanamvedayami-ti pajanat

Contemplation of Mind ( Cittanupassana )| Vipassana Meditation

Contemplation of Mind ( Cittanupassana )| Vipassana Meditation The mind here is a natural phenomenon or state of nature. It usually thinks and perceives objects, thus the meditator should contemplate as it really is. To contemplate the mind one is normally fascinated by the objects whether they are near or far, and the meditator should take care here.. If a wrong practice arises, not only will the mind be confused and agitated, but the meditator will also get stressed and dizzy. This is an important problem and impediment to the meditator who lacks in knowledge to contemplate the mind. Since the mind easily slips away from being neutral, before starting to contemplate, the meditator should keep the mind in place as if nothing has happened to establish a neutral mind, neither liking nor disliking. To realize reality as it is wise consideration is important. Do not think of or imagine anything. Simply contemplate and perceive reality as it happens, exists and passes away. Keep d

Contemplation of Other Activities | Vipassana Meditation

Contemplation of Other Activities | Vipassana Meditation A. Principle : Abhikante patikkante sampajanakari hoti, alokite vilokite sampajanakari hoti, samminjite pasarite sampajanakari hoti, samghatipattacivaradhane sampajanakari hoti, asite pite khayite sayite sampajanakari hoti, ucarapassavakamme sampajanakari hoti, gate thite nisinne sutte jagarite bhasite tunhibhave sampajanakari hoti. "the meditator should be always aware of walking forward and backward, be always aware of seeing and looking, be always aware of folding and stretching, be always aware of possessing of the outer robe of a Buddhist monk and alms-bowl, be always aware of having food, drinking, chewing, and tasting, be always aware of discharging organic waste, be always aware of walking, standing, lying down, waking up, speaking, sitting and so on." B. Method : Fix the mind on the body movements, when contemplating the activities; While contemplating, the mind, awareness, and noted words must

Contemplation of Sleeping | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation

Contemplation of Sleeping | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation A. Principle : Sayano va sayanomhi-ti pajanati "Lying down, one knows one is lying down" B. Method : be fully aware of the body movement; again, be consistent with capitals of first letters of these sentences; when you lean to lie down, note "leaning, leaning, leaning"; when elbow, hip, back, head, and other parts of the body touch the floor, concurrently note "touching, touching, touching"; when you lie down on the right side or flat on the floor, note "lying, lying, lying"; when you lie down completely, then close the eyes and start contemplating by fixing the mind on the movement of the abdomen together with noting. When it rises, note "rising, rising, rising". When it falls, note "falling, falling, falling". Alternatively, note "lying, touching" corresponding to the current condition or state until fa

Dhamma Techniques To Contemplate Hindrances | Vipassana Meditation

Dhamma Techniques To Contemplate Hindrances | Vipassana Meditation Phenomena here refers to the objects which are perceived by, are part of, or imagined by the mind. In accordance with the conditions experienced by the meditator, it can be named as natural phenomena, which the meditator should be mindful of and simultaneously contemplate by keeping awareness at every moment as follows: When seeing, note "seeing, seeing, seeing". Only contemplate the silhouette of what is seen. Do not focus on the eyes or gaze at what is seen, otherwise the mind will be broken up by the defilement. When hearing, note "hearing, hearing, hearing". Only contemplate the state of hearing. Do not fix the mind on the ears. Only contemplate the state of the ears perceiving the sound. And remember that ears and sound exist separately. When smelling, note "smelling, smelling, smelling". At the beginning, simply contemplate what the nose perceives as odor; do not pay attent

Leaving the meditation | Vipassana Meditation | Dhamma

Leaving the meditation | Vipassana Meditation | Dhamma When the course of practice is completed, before leaving for home or one's residence, the meditator should have the leaving ceremony to pay respect to his/her master as itis an opportunity for asking forgiveness from each other for what they have done unintentionally during the course of practice, which probably brings concern to the next practice. prepare a pack of joss sticks, candle, and flower for asking forgiveness (if not available, one may proceed by informing the master in sitting posture together with joined hands up); pay respect by bowing to the ground three times, then raise a pack of joss sticks, candle, and flower at chest and recite the following verse: "Acariyepamadena, devarattayena katam, sabbam aparadham, khamatame bhante" (on behalf of many people, change "khamatame bhante" to "khamatuno bhante") (Venerable Sir, may you forgive me for any wrong I have done in tho

Meditation Tips & Techniques For beginners: Meaning of Contemplation

Meditation Tips & Techniques For beginners: Meaning of Contemplation Contemplation is to fix the mind on the phenomena arising in the time of practice, and observe them as they naturally are, with exertion, mindfulness (sati), concentration ( Samadhi ), and wisdom ( panna ), without state of stare, idea, thought, and imagination in every single moment of practice. When contemplating the rising and falling of the abdomen, the meditator may be interrupted by other objects which are more clearly perceivable. The meditator should move to contemplate those objects until they disappear or become less distinct. Then he can go back to contemplating the rising and falling of the abdomen. When the time of mindful sitting such as 5, 10, 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes is finished, the meditator should turn to mindful walking in order to change the posture and bring balance to the controlling faculties - confidence, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom (Indriya). Meditation Tips

Method of Accepting the Eight Precepts and Meditation Retreat

Method of Accepting the Eight Precepts and Meditation Retreat Make physical and mental readiness for a meditation retreat. If possible, provide flower, joss sticks, and candle for taking the Precepts and meditation retreat. Wear proper clothing (white clothes), behave well and be quiet. At the place of ceremony, pay homage to the Triple Gems by raising joined hands and bowing to the ground three times, and another three times to the meditation master, then present the flower, joss sticks and candle to the master, recite the following verse of making a request for the eight Precepts: Mayan bhante, tissaranena saha, attha silani yacama. (O, Prosperous One, we all request for the Buddhist eight Precepts simultaneously with the three Refuges.) Dutiyampi, mayam bhante, tissaranena saha, attha silani yacama. (O, Prosperous One, we all request for the Buddhist eight Precepts simultaneously with the three Refuges, for the second time.) Tatiyampi, mayam bhante, tissaranena saha, a

Principles and Method of Interview | Vipassana Meditation

Principles and Method of Interview | Vipassana Meditation Report the experience according to sitting practice with contemplation of the primary object of attention, the state of rising and falling of abdomen. For instance, how many stages and how long , what is known or seen. Explain thoroughly what is experienced, not thought or imagined, during contemplation. In other words, explain what happens when the materiality and mentality are noted. When the primary object of attention is reported completely, the second or the others of attention should be reported respectively. Explain what other experiences happened during contemplation of the primary one. Which of those was contemplated and what were its consequences, what form, state, condition and common characteristic was seen. Try to report the fact and be compliant with the principles of the four foundation of mindfulness meditation--the contemplation of body, feelings, mind and phenomena. Report the experience according to

Rules and Regulations for Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Rules and Regulations for Vipassana Meditation Retreat Not being of unsound mind. Having ability to control oneself and to strictly observe all the rules and regulations of the meditation center; register at the administration; Read and make one understands the rules and regulations in order to observe them properly; Prepare oneself for making meditation request as informed by the staff; All monks have to observe before the retreat , the layman takes the Eight Precepts before taking the retreat; Listen attentively to the meditation master and do precisely what the master advises; Use only the meditation methods guided by the master of Wat Bhaddanta Asabharam and Sommit Pranee Vipassana Center. Do not use other methods not taught by the master of this center; Refrain one's eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind during staying at this center; No reading, writing, talking, listening to the radio/music/cassette tape player, or watching television, except when

Schedule for the Meditator

Schedule for the Meditator 3:30 - 04:00 Wake Up / Shower 04:00 - 06:45 morning chanting (only Buddhist holy days) /walking/sitting meditation (all together) 06:30 - 08:30 breakfast/contemplation of routine activities 08:30 - 10:30 walking/sitting meditation 10:30 - 12:00 lunch/ contemplation of routine activities 12:00 - 13:00 contemplation of routine activities 13:00 - 17:00 walking/sitting meditation (all together) 17:00 - 18:00 shower 18:00 - 20:00 evening chanting/listening to talk 20:00 - 22:00 walking/sitting meditation 22:00 - 03:30 rest

Sitting Meditation | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation

Sitting Meditation | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation The meditators first have to select the cross-legged posture that they feel most comfortable in, place the right hand on the left hand -- the thumbs may or may not touch each other, and sit upright but not too straight. Ease up the body and mind, close the eyes softly, then acknowledge the movements of the abdomen (body) and the mind that follows the rising and the falling of the abdomen. A leg is not overlapeach other A leg is overlap each other Sit cross-legged Sitting meditation with two-step acknowledging Note: 1. Rising , and 2. Falling As acknowledging "rising",the mind has to realize the abdomen starts rising, gradually rises, and the rising stops. Then while acknowledging "Falling", the mind realizes the abdomen begins to fall, slowly falls, and the falling ends. The rising and falling movement must be concurrent and consistent with the word being repeated. The acknowle

Tips & Techniques : Preperation for Vipassana Meditation

Tips & Techniques : Preperation for Vipassana Meditation How to prepare before entering in Vipassana Meditation Many people are worried about how to prepare for entering into Vipassana Meditation, including how to enable to take it through the entire period determined. As a result of an improper preparation, some cannot meditate as well as they should. One of the concerns is if the place or training center is suitable for the practice.. It should be considered as follows :: Not far from or close to a village or a community; Transport easily easy to get to; Be a quiet place; Not much noise or smell; Not a place busy with people coming and going; Not a recreation or attractive place causing the mind to be unsettled or easily bothered; Be full of shade of trees but sunlit, air easily ventilated, not too dry or humid; 10 Phra Athikan Somsak Sorado Less bothered by reptiles and pests; In the case of monks, no problem of almsgathering; Accommodation, facilities and

Vipassana Meditation FAQs By Meditation Master Sayadaw U Pandita

Vipassana Meditation FAQs By Meditation Master Sayadaw U Pandita Vipassana, or insight meditation, is the practice of continuous close attention to sensations, through which the person ultimately sees the true form of existance.Many belived that this form of meditation practice is taught by the Buddha himself, and although the specific form of the practice may vary form place to place, it is the basis of all traditions of Buddhist meditation in the world. Vipassana is very dominant Buddhist meditation practice in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. At the ending of the nineteenth century, there came an important exposure to this early form of meditation practice led by the Burmese Theravada Buddhist monk and meditation master Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. After his death in early 1982, Sayadaw U Pandita, who studied immensely with Mahasi Sayadaw, was chosen as his principle successor. U Pandita is amongst of the world's leading guru or teacher of Vipassana meditation and has been an

Walking & Turning | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation

Walking & Turning | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation. This refers to mindful walking, which is not walking for sightseeing in nature or walking for relaxing the body and the mind. But, it is walking forward and backward with awareness in order to change the posture and bring balance to the controlling faculties. Turning In the practice of mindful walking, turning is necessary when the meditator reaches the end of the path. It makes it possible to walk back and forth from one end to the other end of the path. If the path is short, turning may be done more often, as is needed. For turning, the preferable way is being conscious of turning in three pairs or six steps. First the meditator turns right, then lifts the right foot, not over the ankle level, and moves it to the right for about 60 degrees (3 steps for 180 degrees) and puts it down. While lifting and moving the foot, the meditator simultaneously contemplates " turning ", while putting it down

Walking Stage 1 | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation

Walking Stage 1 | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation. Note : "right", "goes" , "thus" "left", "goes" , "thus" Method of practice : First of all, contemplate the state of standing for three times. Keep the eyes about two metres ahead and your body and neck straight. Open just half of the eyes and cross the hands in front of or at the back of the body. Then, keep the mind on the left or right foot as you like. At the time of noting "right" in the mind, the meditator is fully conscious of the right foot. The knee would bend a little bit as it is ready to walk but does not lift the foot yet because it will repeat with the next step. At the time of noting "goes", the foot must move forward and the knee is kept straight and at the time of noting "thus", the foot must stop moving exactly. At the time the foot moves forwards, the weight of the body will be transferred to the other foot; for

Walking Stage 2 | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation

Walking Stage 2 | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation. Note : " lifting ", " treading " Method of practice : The meditator starts to contemplate the state of standing and an initial mind that is an intention to walk, move the awareness to the lifting of the left or right foot. At the time of lifting, "lifting" is noted. Noting "lifting" must finish at the same time as the end of the lifting movement. The important is that neither should the foot be lifted over the ankle level nor moved too far. While putting the foot down on the floor, note "treading" and finish it at the same time as the end of the stepping the foot on the floor. At the second stage of walking, the important point is being attentive of the lifting of the foot and the treading. Although, at the time of treading, it feels like there is a movement of the body forwards a little bit, the meditator doesn't need to attend to it; he only needs to be mindful