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Element
31 Dec 21, 00:19
Somehow an Ajahn Siripunnyo video started automatically after I was listening to another video and working.

What an articulate lovely speaker. :hands:


https://youtu.be/zbADQtov2PY

mjaviem
07 Jan 22, 11:30
I don't know if being aware of the body, aware of the posture, aware of the touch of the feet with the ground means having mindfulness/sati or if it is just part of some meditation techniques.

philg
07 Jan 22, 12:00
I don't know if being aware of the body, aware of the posture, aware of the touch of the feet with the ground means having mindfulness/sati or if it is just part of some meditation techniques.

I was taught that walking meditation was a meditation technique aimed at helping the development of mindfulness.

Element
08 Jan 22, 00:15
I don't know if being aware of the body, aware of the posture, aware of the touch of the feet with the ground means having mindfulness/sati or if it is just part of some meditation techniques.

You must have listened more closely than I did. :mrgreen:

mjaviem
08 Jan 22, 00:39
You must have listened more closely than I did. :mrgreen:
Yes and I never get the answer I am looking for. One day I will understand meditation and mindfulness and how to practise.

Element
08 Jan 22, 22:13
Yes and I never get the answer I am looking for. One day I will understand meditation and mindfulness and how to practise.
For me, in walking meditation, you just watch your mind to keep the mind clear, so the mind inclines naturally to Anapanasati. :peace:

mjaviem
18 Jan 22, 01:44
For me, in walking meditation, you just watch your mind to keep the mind clear, so the mind inclines naturally to Anapanasati. :peace:

:bow:

philg
18 Jan 22, 14:43
The only walking meditation I do these days is out and about in parks and woodland. I could never master walking meditation indoors as I got too concerned about bumping into things and tripping over my own feet

mjaviem
18 Jan 22, 21:38
The only walking meditation I do these days is out and about in parks and woodland. I could never master walking meditation indoors as I got too concerned about bumping into things and tripping over my own feet
But why with closed eyes.

philg
19 Jan 22, 12:56
But why with closed eyes.

No, I don't close my eyes, but I get into a deep meditative state if I'm not careful. Not great while I am walking.

Aloka
24 Jan 22, 14:23
Here are two additions to the topic which might also be helpful.

There's a short chapter (6) "Walking Mindfully" in Ajahn Sumedho's little book "Mindfulness the Path to the Deathless".

https://amaravati.org/dhamma-books/mindfulness-the-path-to-the-deathless/


...and here's Ajahn Amaro talking for approx. 5 minutes about walking meditation.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gTtTOT6U6E


:hands:

Aloka
14 May 22, 17:07
Here's yet another instruction for walking meditation - this time with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZnNO1myCMg


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