Basic Instructions in Meditation – English

These basic instructions are provided to help the Yogis to learn and develop their practice of meditation according to Buddhist Theravada Tradition. It is important to practice Buddhist meditation under the guidance of a trained teacher. These instructions are provided for the benefit of such practitioners who wish to learn and develop their practice under the guidance of a teacher.

These instructions are given by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero of Meetirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery, Sri Lanka. The Maha Thero is a traditionally trained meditation master of Theravada Buddhism. He has learned meditation under two great masters; Most Ven. late Matara Sri Gnānārāma Maha Thero of Sri Lanka and Sayadaw U. Panditha of Burma. He is fluent in English, Sinhalese, Pali and Burmese languages.

Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero primarily teaches Vipassana meditation. However, he is also trained in Samatha or tranquility meditation. He is one of the very few traditional teachers who could guide a student in either pure Vipassana or Samatha meditation according to the inherent characteristics of that student.

  1. Basic Instructions in Meditation – In English

The above instructions broken down into three parts:

  1. Mindfulness in Sitting
  2. Mindfulness in Walking
  3. Mindfulness in Day to Day Activities

Guidelines for Reporting at One Day Mindfulness Meditation Programs
Yogis have to develop the skill in reporting their Mindfulness meditation experience to the teacher. This is a basic skill the yogi has to develop patiently and gradually over time as it immensely helps to achieve progress in the Path.

A document to be used by the regular Yogis attending One Day programs was finalized in May 2016. This is a valuable document to the beginners and even experienced yogis.

Please click here to reach the web page on Guidelines for Reporting..


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