Body scanning
Parent topic: Meditation/Techniques
7 excerpts, 1:22:07 total duration

Remembering Ajahn Chah Weekend, Session 8 – Apr. 28, 2001

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[Session] Reading: “Meditation” from Living Dhamma by Ajahn Chah, pp. 50-53. Read by Ajahn Jitindriyā. [Meditation]

“Cultivate the tree right from the seed.” [Similes] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma]

“To practice in a way that’s peaceful means to place the mind neither too high or too low, but at the point of balance.” [Middle Path] [Ajahn Chah]

“So many teachers, so many teachings.” [Teachers] [Doubt] [Meditation/Techniques]

“Where there is knowing, there is no need to think.” [Knowing itself] [Directed thought and evaluation] [Tranquility] [Mindfulness] [Discernment] [Proliferation]

“Resolve that right now is the time for training the mind and nothing else.” [Ardency] [Determination] [Mindfulness of breathing] [Body scanning] [Relinquishment] [Sense restraint]

“Sometimes there may be doubt, so you must have sati, to be the one who knows, continually following and examining the agitated mind.” [Continuity of mindfulness] [Restlessness and worry] [Heedfulness] [Concentration] [Feeling]

Simile: Chicken in a coop.

Remembering Ajahn Chah Weekend, Session 17 – Apr. 28, 2001

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2. “My life has been hugely impacted by Ajahn Chah, his teachings, and the spiritual family he introduced me to.” Reflection by Kittisaro. [Gratitude] [Teaching Dhamma] [Saṅgha] [Ajahn Chah] // [Happiness] [Teachers] [Learning] [Respect for elders] [Meditation retreats] [Body scanning] [Conceit] [Ajahn Sumedho] [Goodwill] [Humility] [Mentoring]

Story: Ajahn Chah sniffs around like a dog. [Kittisaro] [Similes] [Humor] [Body scanning] [Mindfulness of breathing]

Quote: “He gave me a practice path that goes on and on to this day.” [Eightfold Path]

Remembering Ajahn Chah Weekend, Session 24 – Apr. 29, 2001

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2. Guided meditation offered by Ajahn Sundarā. [Meditation] // [Posture/Sitting] [Body scanning] [Mindfulness of breathing] [Present moment awareness]

Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 8 – Sep. 19, 2010

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1. Guided meditation: Resolve right now is the time for training the mind and nothing else. From “The Key to Liberation“ by Ajahn Chah. [Calming meditation] [Proliferation] [Determination] [Ajahn Chah] // [Mindfulness] [Discernment] [Mindfulness of breathing] [Body scanning] [Relinquishment] [One pointedness] [Restlessness and worry] [Concentration] [Present moment awareness] [Clear comprehension] [Impermanence] [Continuity of mindfulness] [Sense restraint]

Quote: “Sitting and walking meditation are in essence the same, differing only in the posture used.” [Posture/Sitting] [Posture/Walking]

Simile: Chicken in a coop. [Similes]

Simile: Mindfulness, clear comprehension, and wisdom are like three workers lifting heavy planks.

Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 3 – Nov. 25, 2013

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1. “Is body scan as a meditation practice done in the Ajahn Chah tradition? Is there a sutta where the Buddha talks about it?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Body scanning] [Ajahn Chah lineage] [Sutta]

Mindfulness of Breathing, Session 1 – Oct. 26, 2014

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3. “I have a hard time breathing normally due to congestion and athsma. How does one get past the initial fear, ‘I just can’t breath. How am I going to do this?’” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Health] [Fear] [Mindfulness of breathing] // [Mindfulness of body] [Body scanning] [Tranquility]

Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 9 – Jan. 16, 2015

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3. Readings from the Introduction to Listening to the Heart by Kittisaro and Ṭhānissarā (commercial). [Kittisaro]

Story: Kittisaro’s first meeting with Ajahn Chah. [Ajahn Chah] [Conceit] [Body scanning] [Humor]

Stories: The Squirrel Story and the Donkey Story. [Learning]

Two Kinds of Thought and the Removal of Distracting Thoughts, Session 3 – Jun. 4, 2017

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2. Comment: Our group talked about body scanning, coming back to the body, as a way to find your center. Everyone was conscious of skillful means in knowing themselves. We all had different ways of knowing what works and adapting to different circumstances that arise. [Body scanning] [Mindfulness of body] [Right Effort] [Directed thought and evaluation]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Body scanning] [Long-term practice]