Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sharing: Vipassana Meditation

Sharing: Vipassana techniques and some explanations

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This reminds me when you told me to sit and empty the mind for 20 mins everyday. He explained it further.


A Short Lesson in Vipassana Meditation to Help You Get Started

When your mind empties through this practice of watching, your chi will begin to rise into your head and that stream of refreshing chi energy will silently pour into your brain to quiet your thoughts just as a stream of clear water that enters a muddy pond will soon clarify it as well. All you have to do to let it happen is just let go of your thoughts and rest your mind. Then it will happen all by itself.

That clear energy that also arises... due to your detaching from thoughts that frees or unleashes your vital energies from suppressed restraint... will also begin to clean the tissues of your skin and face, arms and legs. It will produce all sorts of rejuvenations that the sages of various religions have cataloged.


Find a comfortable sitting position, cross your legs, put your hands on your lap, relax your body and then start watching your thoughts. If you can do that for at least 20 minutes a day, twice a day to get you started, that's great.


The big hurdle at spiritual cultivation is just getting you started in the first place and getting you to initiate the habit of meditation, so don't over-impose burdens on yourself initially that will make you want to stop meditating all together. The whole process of forming a new beneficial habit takes time, so find a comfortable position, adjust yourself, let go of your body and sensations, and just start watching your thoughts. Remember that THIS is real spiritual practice.

Going to Church, temple, mosques or attending ceremonies is fine for creating a bit of merit and stilling your thoughts for awhile, but that's about it. It ain't going to get you climbing up the spiritual ladder, unless you figure out how to cultivate samadhi through those activities. Your chance of doing so is near zero unless you already have samadhi. Every master of every tradition has pointed out that ceremonies and study are NOT the way to God, enlightenment, spiritual salvation, liberation or however they worded it, so remember that performing ceremonies and following religious codes of discipline is not THE WAY. It's just baby stuff, and the people with WISDOM realize that,but since those folks are in short supply you need this for the mass public.


these words normally falls on deaf ears!

most still caked up with sentient mud n suffocating themselves!


Vipassanā (Pāli) or vipaśyanā (Sanskrit: विपश्यना; Chinese: 觀 guān; Standard Tibetan: ལྷག་མཐོང་, lhaktong; Wyl. lhag mthong) in the Buddhist tradition means insight into the true nature of reality, 

namely as the Three marks of existence
impermanence, suffering or unsatisfactoriness, and the realisation of non-self.

Vipassanā meditation is an ancient practice taught by Buddhas
reintroduced by Ledi Sayadaw and Mogok Sayadaw and popularized by Mahasi SayadawS. N. Goenka, and the Vipassana movement

in which mindfulness of breathing and of thoughts, feelings and actions are being used to gain insight in the true nature of reality

Due to the popularity of Vipassanā-meditation, the mindfulness of breathing has gained further popularity in the west as mindfulness.


Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

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