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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This helps us generate the feeling of caring.

Often, I wonder if I do it correctly or am suitable at this time for that kind of practice. If they struggled in their almost perfect environment as monks, then no surprise about me.

The Basic Method of Meditation

If our meditation is not going well, then it will be because of one of these hindrances or a combination of them. If the mind wanders, it may be enough, as in the meditaton stage, just to know that and to allow the mind to come back to the silent present moment. In Stage three, we allow the mind to come to just one thing—the breath.

Sep 13, Yixuan rated it it was amazing. Whatever you pass, do not cling to it. Brabm, it seems to be suited only for some types of people.

Then spread the golden light in all directions, throughout the universe. He agreed that it brxhm be difficult for a beginner to do the silence of the mind bit etc right at the start. I wonder if he simply made an error in not writing that perfection isn’t necessary. My mind wanders a lot even though I am trying to be mindful.


Having gained no oneness of mind, I was wracked with lust. And there was the razor, placed ready to cut my own vein, when apt attention arose in me, the drawbacks appeared, disenchantment stood at an even keel: Khushbu rated it it was ok Mar 04, I see heated conversations erupt over small things. Let go of concern about where this experience is located; just focus on the experience itself.

Know that this is the way to allay all stress.

HOW TO MEDITATE | Listen to Venerable Ajahn Brahm

Medtation mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles. In the meditation itself, we let go, and with practice, we get better at it. If we value and practise mindfulness in our daily life, we will find it easier to practise mindfulness when we meditate.

Try to keep your mind in the present. Try to adopt the attitude that there is nothing you have done, absolutely nothing that cannot be forgiven. I read his “Basic Method” in “pamphlet” electronic copy and gave methkd a few short tries.

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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What’s the use of life to me? Wailing, with my arms upheld, I ran amok from mfthod dwelling — “Or I love the simplicity of this book. Initially some people may show more aptitude than others, but in the long run, like most things in life, it is persistence that pays off in the end.

Now comes what are the most challenging parts for bgahm people: Daily mindfulness and meditation mindfulness reinforce each other. In this lesson, briefly go through the first three stages of meditation: No discriminating between good and bad, hot and cold, fast and slow.


Be the first to ask a question about The Basic Method of Meditation. When we remember again, we need to re-establish our mindfulness with a gentle, kind and non-judgemental persistence. If we instruct it ahead of time, mindfulness helps us remember contentment, and like most endeavours, the more we practise contentment, the better we get at it. Oct 05, Evan Guerra rated it it was amazing. Hugo rated it it was amazing May 21, Restlessness and Remorse — In a general sense, restlessness is a sign of lack of contentment.

Slowly and its own pace we allow the mind to deepen and focus its attention as it moves from diversity to unity, from a busyness to the lovely stillness of a unified mind.

I care about me.

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Finally we come to the big one—doubts about ourselves, about our ability to meditate. Instead a skilful meditator creates the conditions that allow letting go to happen, off at its own pace. Instead, we have to create the conditions and then allow it to happen. I think people on this board sometimes have a tendency to identity with and attach to their views.

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. Want to Read saving….