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hanjini (Hanjini)

Basic Info
, female
Lives in
New York
Meditating for
19 years
Meditation technique
Vipassana; Four pillars of mindfulness, using breath as meditation object: Mindfulness of body, feelings (pleasant, unpleasant, neutral), thoughts, and dhamma objects
Affiliations
Buddhism - Theravada
Influences and sources of support
Bhante Gunaratana (Meditation instructor or teacher), Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Meditation instructor or teacher), Peter Carlson (Meditation instructor or teacher), Mahasi Sayadaw (Meditation instructor or teacher)
About
I attend a weekly meditation session with folks who mainly socialize and rarely discuss teachings or current practice issues.Recently I got a lot of momentum from reading Mahasi Sayadaw’s brief booklet, Progressive Insight Meditation.



Current Experiences in Meditation

I struggle to practice longer than 45 minutes, but find it easy to meditate shorter than 45 minutes.

I am happy with how often I meditate
I am happy with my session duration
I feel like I understand "how to meditate"
I can meditate without much difficulty
I find meditation enjoyable
Meditation is yielding results in my life

Originally taken: 3 weeks ago