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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The purpose of this exercise is to give you the opportunity to recognize these three stages and know mwditation they feel like. This helps us generate the feeling of caring. Chante’ rated it really liked it Feb 14, Choose an object you can relate to, for you know best.

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When breathing in, we know that we are breathing in. Elizabeth Finlayson marked it as to-read Dec baaic, 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 WordPress.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In Stage three, we allow the mind to come to just one thing—the breath.

A very common problem for most beginning meditators is trying to do the meditation, in other words or make it happen and to try to make it go too deep too fast.


What ever is happening now is our only concern. Vasic we find joy or not depends on the way we train our perception. Then we let it happen, little by little, bit by bit. Don’t worry about this.

Whatever you pass, do not cling to it.

Anyway, since I have been getting into Ajahn Brahm I have found the writings by people who posted to this thread to be very useful. When the mind is settled and calm, watching the breath can be very pleasant; for the more sustained our attention on one thing, the more pleasant our meditation.

Costa rated it it was amazing Sep 16, 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. In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes: My mind wanders hasic lot even though I am trying to be mindful.

The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso

Guess who that often is. Sometimes just being aware of the wandering is enough in itself for the mind to return to the present. Baasic am stuck even at his 1st stage present moment awareness and cannot master it Use the inner speech that you find best and spread the golden light to invoke the same feelings toward this real person.


I think people on this board sometimes have a tendency meditattion identity with and attach to their views. Usually it goes pretty much where it feels like going and thinks what ever it feels like thinking.


The mind tends not to keep inner commentary simple and in the present moment. Sep 13, Yixuan rated it it was amazing.

To the best we can, we pay attention only to what is coming in through the senses right now. We do this by pactising the methor stage of letting go: Be happy; Be well!

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

This probably is the most common form of doubt that arises in the beginning meditator. Does anyone know if those recordings of his meditation instructions are still available? I haven’t read his book yet. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Try to keep your mind in the present. Be the first to ask a question about The Basic Method of Meditation. And stay with it at least until you feel a sense of ease.