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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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And serious and diligent meditators have these to look forward to as their practice gradually deepens even more. I open my heart to myself.

Brahm’s Basic Method of Meditation – Page 2 – Dhamma Wheel

I wonder if he want a natural emptying out or something that is a little bit directed. Samantha Yeoh marked it as to-read Nov 27, From one point of view I don’t want to quit too early who knows, this moment was restless, the next may be peaceful. Group practice reinforces our individual practice.

A regular time and place are important. Jose Beita marked it as to-read Feb 13, There are five basic hindrances to hrahm meditation: Sometimes in meditation they can be combined.


Jimmyle added it Jun 03, Mindfulness— Mindfulness lies at the heart of skilful meditation. To see what your friends mdditation of this book, please sign up. Ds Pangestuti marked it as to-read Apr 23, Want to Read saving…. Instead, we have to create the conditions and then allow it to happen.

HOW TO MEDITATE | Listen to Venerable Ajahn Brahm

Whatever there is that arises in the mind, just watch it. To the best we can, we pay attention only to what is coming in through the senses right now. Only then is the mind properly prepared to move on to the next stage. Often, I wonder if I do it correctly or am suitable at this time for that kind of practice. If we feel the caress of the breeze, the pressure of our seat, we just know it, but silently.

The Basic Method of Meditation

This helps us generate the feeling of caring. What has happened in the past, what might happen in the future are simply not our business at this time. Just ask yourself the question right now, “Am I breathing in or am I breathing out?

If you locate the breath at the tip of your nose then it becomes nose awareness, not breath awareness, and if you locate it at your abdomen then it becomes abdomen awareness.


Angie marked it as to-read Brrahm 01, If doubts arise, watch them come and go.

Don’t worry about this. There are even those who never seem to gain a taste of stillness at all. Elizabeth Finlayson marked it as to-read Dec 30, Use your mindfulness to stay mindful solely of the body.

I tried a lot of different anapanasati approaches and became confused because of all the different instructions on where to watch beahm breath etc. From one point of view I don’t want to quit too early before it gives results who knows, this moment was restless, the next may be peaceful. He may be trying to innovate — a good thing.

Of course that is now true of anything else that comes in through the senses. I love the simplicity of medjtation book.

Stick to the present. Katy rated it liked it Mar 13, I will look after you.