What does everyone practice :)

Cedar, modified 3 Years ago.

What does everyone practice :)

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What does everyone practice emoticon

I practice Zazen (Simply sitting) method that is taught in the Kosho Uchiyama-Shōhaku Okumura lineage at places like Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in America, Sanshin Zen Community, and the famous Antaiji. 

This method is harmony of body and mind and utter alertness and presence (Bodymind).

 It is the practice of learning who one is and also moving beyond.

I also practice Samatha in the tradition of Theravada in which one enters absorption states (Jhana). From these states I experience and gather insight (Vipassana). 

I would associate more with the Ajahn Chah style than the honorable Pa Auk as I don't codify these experiences as strongly and directly by writings of the Abhidhamma and Buddhaghosa's Visuddhimagga. 

These deep meditational experiences I believe show how when conditions change one changes and this can be in radically different way. 

I also believe it helps purify ones practice as when one establishes deep Samadhi one moves past sensuality and other factors that can trap someone in basic practice. 

Please share your practices and how you would define them emoticon I look forward to hearing from everyone
Jorge, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: What does everyone practice :)

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Hi!
I started with Goenka and then moved into these other styles
- Shinzen
- Mahasi
- U Tejaniya -> focuses on Mindfulness of Mind
- Culadasa

I tried Jhana practes but my system tends to tighten up when hyperfocusing. So I'm currently doing Open Focus to help me relax (Les Fehmi). My hope is that this will help me with previous practices.


-Jorge
Cedar, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: What does everyone practice :)

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Jorge:
Hi!
I started with Goenka and then moved into these other styles
- Shinzen
- Mahasi
- U Tejaniya -> focuses on Mindfulness of Mind
- Culadasa

I tried Jhana practes but my system tends to tighten up when hyperfocusing. So I'm currently doing Open Focus to help me relax (Les Fehmi). My hope is that this will help me with previous practices.


-Jorge
Can you maybe share what each of these practices meant to you and provided you in your understanding/experience and how you are now practicing "Open Focus" emoticon
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Richard Zen, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: What does everyone practice :)

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I'm focusing more on the Anapanasati Sutta to practice concentration more. As wet a practice as possible emoticon. Burbea's welcoming is also valuable in a daily practice. The rest is Jungian individuation.
Cedar, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: What does everyone practice :)

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Richard Zen:
I'm focusing more on the Anapanasati Sutta to practice concentration more. As wet a practice as possible emoticon. Burbea's welcoming is also valuable in a daily practice. The rest is Jungian individuation.

Are you having any luck advancing in absorption states, and if so how emoticon?

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