Vipassana; Four pillars of mindfulness, using breath as meditation object: Mindfulness of body, feelings (pleasant, unpleasant, neutral), thoughts, and dhamma objects
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)
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