Category: Jhana

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iti and sallakkheti

Have you ever wondered, where the Buddha’s “meditation instructions” are? Why doesn’t he talk about them in the Pali Canon? Or does he? Well, he does… In fact, he cannot get any clearer explaining how exactly your practice of Buddhist…

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Vitakka & Vicara – What do they mean?

Or: How do i find my way to the first jhana? Let’s say your meditation topic is Anapanasati (remembering the breath). So you would concentrate on breathing. If that is all you do, very soon, you would find yourself lost…

Vipassana Knowledge and the Path to Nibbana

This posting is going to be a bit cryptic…at least for most people. The chart which you see below is a compilation of many observations from the progress of Vipassana meditators on their journey from Samsara to personal experience of…

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The 4 Jhana

A Howto: Go to a secluded place Close eyes take up a meditation topic and concentrate, for example on breathing in and out. Repeat ONE thought bringing back the mind and trying to “establish” it on this one topic implied…