The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso is a guide to getting started with meditation practice. Unlike many of the books here it. In these 4 lessons, we will use a basic method of meditation to enable us to let go in stages. These stages are called: Present- Moment Awareness, Silent-. I’ve read Ajahn Brahm’s “Basic Method of Meditation” as a booklet years ago and rediscovered it a few months back. I also bought a copy of his.

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Stick to the present. We were just a little name or label away. I don’t mean this as an insult in any way, but I think people on this board could benefit by looking at their ego issues with their opinions.

When fully developed, it can be a very pleasant feeling indeed. And serious and diligent meditators have these to look forward to as their practice gradually deepens even more.

The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Ariyamon marked it as to-read Sep 12, However, with time and practice we also can train ourselves to be content and to value our meditation.

Margaret M marked it as to-read Feb 12, When breathing out, we know that we are breathing out. Be happy; Be well! I know about his weekly Dhamma talks, but I could not find meditationn link for his old Friday night meditation sessions mentioned at the start of this thread.


Notify me of new comments via email. Metta ajann Loving Kindness Meditation Metta refers to a feeling of goodwill toward others and ourselves, a feeling that can sustain thoughts of wishing happiness for others and ourselves and a willingness to forgive faults. Dear Meditator, This concludes this brief Meditation Course.

Jimmyle added it Jun 03, We just know it. Again, remember the mind is not accustomed to being trained in this fashion.

The Basic Method of Meditation

If they struggled in their almost perfect environment as monks, then no surprise about me. Costa rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Usually it goes pretty much where it feels like going and thinks what ever it feels like thinking.

Trivia About The Basic Method If our meditation is not going well, then it will be because of one of these hindrances or a combination of them. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Now comes what are the most challenging parts for many people: Imagine your caring as a golden light that glows from your heart and that bathes your little imaginary Being.

Treat sloth and torpor for what they are: I did what he said in his books. Nat Xuexi marked it as to-read Aug 03, It keeps wandering off outside. I read his “Basic Method” in “pamphlet” electronic copy and gave it a few short tries.

A large number of Luang Pu’s students would ask him, “I’ve been trying to practice concentration for a long time, but my mind has never been still. Lee rated it really liked it May 17, That opinion and the opinion that Ajahn Brahm may be telling people to use methods he did not as a beginner use seems reasonable to me.


For each stage in the Basic Method these sub-stages are always the same: In this lesson, briefly go through the first three stages of meditation: Katy mecitation it liked it Mar 13, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Just what there is. I have his two books on meditation, and have read mdeitation parts many times. Refresh and try again.

Samantha Yeoh marked it as to-read Nov 27, Paperback27 pages. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The purpose of this exercise is to give you the opportunity to recognize these three stages and know what they feel like.

Know that this is the way to allay all stress. Ron Boden marked it as to-read Apr 08, I feel like the way some people have to struggle not to control their breathing I have to struggle not to silence my thoughts. In fact it is best not to locate the breath anywhere!

The most effective way for dealing with this type of sloth and torpor is to accept it, to make peace with it. Remember, everyone makes mistakes—big and small.