The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso is a guide to getting started with meditation practice. Unlike many of the books here it. In these 4 lessons, we will use a basic method of meditation to enable us to let go in stages. These stages are called: Present- Moment Awareness, Silent-. I’ve read Ajahn Brahm’s “Basic Method of Meditation” as a booklet years ago and rediscovered it a few months back. I also bought a copy of his.

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When the mind resists growing still In practicing concentration, there’s no way everyone will get results at the same speed. He ajaun be trying to innovate — a good thing. To study is to know the texts, To practice is to know your defilements, To attain the goal is to know and let go. I was not offended by those opinions and I did not see those opinions as being potentially offensive.

Listen to Venerable Ajahn Brahm.

The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Is there another way I might be able to practice? From one point of view I don’t want to quit too early before it gives results who knows, this moment was restless, basc next may be peaceful. Just what there is. Oct 05, Evan Guerra rated it it was amazing. When you meet defilements, just see them and just overcome them by letting go of them.


Ds Pangestuti marked it as to-read Apr 23, Finally we come to the big one—doubts about ourselves, about our ability to meditate. Let go of methov. But again we must do so briefly so that we can move on to the next object that comes to our senses. Open Preview See a Problem? I’m a bit of an Ajahn Brahm fan. I care about your happiness. Matt Dickie marked it as to-read May 18, I did try his method for a couple of years.

One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles. I know about his weekly Dhamma talks, but I could not find a link for his old Friday night meditation sessions mentioned at the start of this thread.

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Send the golden light of loving kindness to them too. I think people on this board sometimes have a tendency to identity with and attach to their views. Patrick Freeze marked it as to-read Sep 07, This probably is the most common form of doubt basid arises in the beginning meditator.

This observation is also partly based on a conversation I had with Ajhan Brahm when I was giving him a lift in the middle of the night in London. I also bought a copy of his book “Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond”.

From another point of view I don’t want to be hitting uselessly the same impassable wall when there is another method, an actual door to walk through. The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.


Try to meditate with a group at regular intervals also. Whatever you pass, do not cling to it. Samantha Yeoh marked it as to-read Nov 27, Slowly and its own pace we allow the mind to deepen and focus its attention as it moves from diversity to unity, from a busyness to the lovely stillness of a unified mind.

Refresh and try again. Ajahn Brahm does have some questionable implications in his teachings.


I see heated conversations erupt over small things. In these 4 lessons, we will use a ot method of meditation to enable us to let go in stages. Tasshin Fogleman marked it as to-read May 31, Angie marked it as to-read Oct 01, If you locate the breath at the tip of your nose then it becomes nose awareness, not breath awareness, and if you locate it at your abdomen then it becomes abdomen awareness. Attached to nothing, letting go: