Applications, Buddhism, Meditation, Religion

Progressions of Vipassana Insight Meditation

Progression in insight meditation, or Vipassana meditation, is a difficult thing to characterize in the context of your practice. When you exercise consistently, you begin to notice changes in your body and energy levels – loss of fat, increased muscle tone and mass, increased endurance; however, meditation progression is not linear – even with dedicated practice – and little or no evidence of progress can make the experience frustrating enough to quit.

April 13, 2016 ×

Applications, Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

At its root, mindfulness or Sati, in the Pali (language of early Buddhism) definition, means ‘to remember’, ‘to recollect’. This definition is misleading if understood at face value, since memories are vulnerable to distortion, and this is recognized both within and without Buddhist context.

March 25, 2016 ×

Applications, Buddhism, Meditation

Introduction to Mindfulness – ‘The Issue at Hand’

Our biggest influence as individuals is with our own touch points to both our external and internal worlds. Cultivating a meta-awareness of these points of contact is a cultivation of mindfulness.

September 26, 2015 ×

Applications, Buddhism, Meditation

The 6 Sense Doors of Vipassana

In Buddhist philosophy, there are 6 sense doors – ways in which we allow information in. The 6 sense doors are the eyes, ears, taste, touch, body, and mind. A combination of factors are required to be at play for any stimulus to enter a sense door.

September 11, 2015 ×