A Guided Meditation
05/02/2010 11:47 (GMT+7)
Sit comfortably erect, without leaning forward or backward, left or right. Close your eyes and think thoughts of good will. Thoughts of good will go first to yourself, because if you can't think good will for yourself -- if you can't feel a sincere desire for your own happiness -- there's no way you can truly wish for the happiness of others. So just tell yourself, "May I find true happiness"
Access and Fixed Concentration
05/02/2010 11:47 (GMT+7)
Venerable Sujiva is a Buddhist Theravada monk who has devoted his life to the meditational aspects of the Buddha's teachings. He donned the robes shortly after his university graduation in 1975. During his monastic training he practised under several meditation masters, including the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita. Since residing in Santisukharama (Johor, Malaysia) in the early 1980s he has conducted numerous Vipassana retreats.

Advice on Meditation
05/02/2010 12:01 (GMT+7)
When you read books about meditation, or often when meditation is is presented by different groups, much of the emphasis falls on the techniques. In the West, people tend to be very interested in the "technology" of meditation. However, by far the most important feature of meditation is not technique, but the way of being, the spirit, which is called the "posture", a posture which is not so much physical, but more to do with spirit or attitude.
Basic Meditation Exercises
05/02/2010 14:15 (GMT+7)
To calm the mind means to find the right balance. If you try to force your mind too much it goes too far; if you don't try enough it doesn't get there, it misses the point of balance. For most of us the mind is never at peace, it never have the solid enery of calmness.

Beginning Insight Meditation And Other Essays
05/02/2010 14:53 (GMT+7)
For the beginning meditator I believe it would be helpful to establish an order in the various steps taken in meditation. First, then, it would be wise to establish a place of quiet to which one may retire daily and not be interrupted in his endeavors. Then wash carefully face, hands and feet. Better yet, if time permits, take a cleansing shower and put on loose, comfortable clothes. It is wise to meditate at the same time daily to establish a habit.
Insight Meditation: Basic and Progressive Stages
05/02/2010 14:57 (GMT+7)
It is a truism to say that nobody likes suffering and everybody seeks happiness. In this world of ours, human beings are making all possible efforts for prevention and alleviation of suffering and enjoyment of happiness. Nevertheless, their efforts are mainly directed to the physical well-being by material means. Happiness is, after all, conditioned by attitudes of mind, and yet only a few persons give real thought to mental development; fewer still practice mind-training in earnest.

Throwing Away
09/02/2010 02:09 (GMT+7)
Simple Mindfulness - Thich Nhat Hanh
09/02/2010 02:10 (GMT+7)

Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness.
11/03/2010 11:32 (GMT+7)
  A great deal has been written by medical doctors on the functioning of the brain/ and by mediators on the effects of meditation on the human personality. Medical researchers/ who have attempted to bridge this gap through scientific studies on the efficacy of meditation in bringing about physiological and mental changes in the human personality
Research on inmates of Tihar Jail, Delhi
11/03/2010 11:31 (GMT+7)
Crimes are acts that are forbidden and punished by law; these acts may threaten the well- being of the society, or injure any of its members. People are most likely to commit a criminal act between the age of fifteen and twenty five years. Imprisonment is a method of dealing with people who commit crimes by confining them to a fortified boundary with certain strict rules for all - that is, the prison.

Zen 101: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
25/03/2010 01:21 (GMT+7)
You've heard of Zen. You may have had moments of Zen. But what the bleep is Zen? The popular idea of Zen is that it's, like, Japanese Dada, with kung fu monks. I regret that the popular idea is a tad romanticized.
Experiments in Buddhist Meditation
25/03/2010 09:00 (GMT+7)
Throughout history, there have been numerous traditions of meditation and all of them are, in one-way or another, attractive to people of differing dispositions. Yoga, Kundalini, Transcendental Meditation, Sufi, Zen, Samatha, Vipassana, and Satipatthana are some examples.

Meditation by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
31/03/2010 09:16 (GMT+7)
Would you like to participate in an experiment in meditation? First, look to your posture: arrange the legs in the most comfortable position; set the backbone straight as an arrow. Place your hands in the position of meditative equipoise, four finger widths below your navel, with the left hand on the bottom, right hand on top, and your thumbs touching to form a triangle.
Zen Daily Life
07/04/2010 23:20 (GMT+7)

Zen Buddhist Perspectives on Modern Education
22/04/2010 03:11 (GMT+7)
Many articles and books on Buddhism have been published in recent years, but publications dealing with Buddhist educational views are rarely available. In this paper, I wish to expound on Zen Buddhist perspectives on modern education. In the first section, I shall discuss how Buddhist monasteries in India and China functioned as learning centers
Meditation
26/04/2010 03:53 (GMT+7)
Seekers of goodness who have gathered here please listen in peace. Listening to the Dhamma in peace means to listen with a one-pointed mind, paying attention to what you hear and then letting go. Listening to the Dhamma is of great benefit. While listening to the Dhamma we are encouraged to firmly establish both body and mind in samadhi, because it is one kind of dhamma practice.

First Vipassana Meditation Camp in Tihar Jail
26/04/2010 03:53 (GMT+7)
Vipassana Meditation-a scientific technique to control and purify the mind through self observation-can thus be of great help in criminal reform. This is one of the crying needs of modern times, with its widespread crime and violence.
Psychiatry and Meditation
26/04/2010 03:52 (GMT+7)
In the world today, there is much confusion, ignorance and controversy about psychiatry, meditation and the relationship between the two. Health professionals and mental health professionals are not even clear about the scope of their own field of expertise. Neither do they have a clear understanding of exactly what meditation is. It is little wonder, then, that the common man is puzzled.

Buddhist Meditation
26/04/2010 03:52 (GMT+7)
Buddhist meditation is a means to mental development. It deals particularly with the training of the mind, which is the most important composite of the entire human entity. Because mind is the forerunner and prime source of all actions, physical, verbal, or mental, it needs to be properly cultivated and developed.
Experiences in Meditation
26/04/2010 03:51 (GMT+7)
I began my meditation practice with mindfulness of breathing (anapana-sati) and cultivation of loving-kindness (metta-bhavana), two techniques widely practised by Theravada Buddhists in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma.

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