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08 August 2011

Why brainwave meditate

First of all why should we meditate at all? Why do either classical meditation or brainwave meditation?

One very good reason for me was the ability to raise the threshold to stress (do you imagine the Dalai Lama angry or frustrated?).  What used to anger, upset or frustrate me, no longer affected me. I detached from these events. It was like I was watching a movie, starring ... me.

28 July 2011

How to brainwave meditate the easy way

OK, so if you got to read this, it seems that I convinced you to some extent that brainwave meditation is worth trying. So how to do it without turning your hectic schedule up side down?

Before telling you how to, it is important to tell you, I think, what brainwave technology I use. Because for me it is important, you know, to use the good stuff. The last thing I needed, was to put up the time and energy into an useless technology. There are many out there. You can even buy some software that allows you to create your own brainwave sounds. Very cheap. You can see why many people are selling brainwave sounds that you can buy on the cheap side.


08 January 2009

Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology

Lecture by Lewis R. Lancaster

Professor Emeritus, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of California, Berkeley


07 January 2009

The Great Frames of Reference

Mahasatipatthana Sutta

(Digha Nikaya 22)

Buddha's Discourse over The Great Frames of Reference
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Blessed One said this: "This is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of pain and distress, for the attainment of the right method, and for the realization of Unbinding - in other words, the four frames of reference. What four?
"There is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in and of itself - ardent, alert, and mindful - putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world. He remains focused on feelings...mind...mental qualities in and of themselves - ardent, alert, and mindful - putting aside greed and distress with reference to the world.


07 January 2009

Mindfulness of Breathing

Anapanasati Sutta

(Majjhima Nikaya 118)
Buddha discourse on Mindfulness of Breathing

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

"Mindfulness of in-and-out breath, when developed and pursued, is of great fruit, of great benefit. Mindfulness of in-and-out breathing, when developed and pursued, brings the four frames of reference to their culmination. The four frames of reference, when developed and pursued, bring the seven factors of awakening to their culmination. The seven factors of awakening, when developed and pursued, bring clear knowing and release to their culmination.


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