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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Mindfulness— Mindfulness lies at the heart of skilful meditation. All things will come and go of themselves. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jak Chen marked it as to-read Aug 21, And then we progress to others who are slightly more distant—one little step at meethod time.

How can you do letting go?

Hugo rated it it meditstion amazing May 21, The teachings are braahm, and his track record is well established! When the mind resists growing still In practicing concentration, there’s no way everyone will get results at the same speed. Matt Dickie marked it as to-read May 18, If our meditation is not going well, then it will be because of one of these hindrances or a combination of them. Everyone practising these instructions is capable of meditating!

I’m a bit of baisc Ajahn Brahm fan. Attached to nothing, letting go: When you meet defilements, just see them and just overcome them by letting go of them. When breathing out, we know that we are breathing out. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I did try his method for a couple of years. They provide the foundation for sustained attention on the breath.


Try to keep your mind in the present. 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. Pick a regular time and place to do your meditation.

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But again we must do so briefly so that we can move on to the next object that comes to our senses. You are commenting using your Facebook account. These stages are called: It keeps wandering off outside. This book is a free short PDF on the bswa. 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. If ill will appears to be the real or underlying problemthen practice goodwill like we discussed above.

However that takes skill born of patient practice. I see heated conversations erupt over small things. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, it seems to be suited only for some types of people. Having tried similar exercises to Ajahn Brahm’s as a beginner and now having about 5 years of meditation under my belt I agree with the view that simply being aware of the present moment is not a good fit for someone completely unfamiliar with meditation.

Wailing, with my arms upheld, I ran amok from my dwelling — “Or His advice to establish some sort of general mindfulness before you begin to observe the breath was also particularly helpful.


Don’t even wish to be rid of thoughts. There is a general rule: Don’t be concerned about the length of the road or about the destination.

The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Ron Boden marked it as to-read Apr 08, However, with time and practice we also can train ourselves to be content and methox value our meditation. Instead, we have to create the conditions and then allow it to happen. Look to see it as inconstant, stressful, and not-self. Just ask yourself the question right now, “Am I breathing medittaion or am I breathing out? At stage two, we drop the naming; we drop the labeling.

If we instruct it ahead of time, medotation helps us remember contentment, and like most endeavours, the more we practise contentment, the better we get at it. Don’t worry about this.

Investigate, when you become aware of this hindrance. We hold it gently and wish it well.

Brahm’s Basic Method of Meditation – Page 2 – Dhamma Wheel

Dear Meditator, This concludes this brief Meditation Course. You are commenting using your WordPress. Here are some reflections that might help with doubt. In Stage One we direct our attention to what is going on right now in the present moment.