Meditation/Techniques
Parent topic: Meditation
Subtopics: Mindfulness of breathing, Unattractiveness, Elements, Perception of light, Kasiṇa, Divine Abidings, Visualization, Body scanning, Noting, Mantra, Movement meditation, Hua tou, Sound of silence
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Metta Retreat, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 11, 2008

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13. “What are the general Theravada monastic communities thought on S. N. Goenka’s mediation techniques and vipassana centers?” [Theravāda] [S. N. Goenka] [Meditation/Techniques] [Meditation retreats] // [Calming meditation] [Generosity] [Dhamma]


Metta Retreat, Session 5Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 13, 2008

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7. “Just to clarify – when doing loving-kindness practice, is any phrase OK to repeat? They can be said as a chant, right? At any speed? Is any chant best for achieving concentration?” [Goodwill] [Meditation/Techniques] [Chanting] [Concentration] // [Nature of mind]

Quote: “What is really important is not so much the phrases or the methodology but the feeling that is established within the heart of lovingkindness.” [Meditation/Techniques] [Emotion]

Simile: A tradesman with only one tool. [Similes] [Meditation/Techniques]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 48Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 12, 2104

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9. “Did you use the method of balancing a needle between your thumbs?” [Ajahn Pasanno] [Meditation/Techniques]


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11. “What is a reasonable amount of time to try out a new method?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Jotipālo. [Ajahn Chah] [Meditation/Techniques] // [Personality] [Patience]


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

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4. “At what point in your meditation do you shift to knower or witness?” [Meditation/Techniques] [Knowing itself] [Mindfulness of breathing] // [Investigation of states] [Happiness] [Tranquility] [Calming meditation] [Insight meditation] [Doubt] [Desire]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 20, 2016

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3. “Though unskillful mind states may come up, as long as we don’t pick them up and feed them, they are just ideas/thoughts that will end.' Can you comment on the effectiveness of this practice? Are there situations where you would definitely recommend it? Definitely not recommend it? Do you see this relating to metta?” [Unskillful qualities] [Impermanence] [Meditation/Techniques] [Goodwill]


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9. “Can Ajahn Pasanno teach us how Ajahn Chah teaches or gives techniques on physical states and mental states? Can you tell us more about Ajahn Chah’s biography, for example, when and how Ajahn Chah wanted to become a monk?” [Ajahn Chah] [Meditation/Techniques]