What Buddhist meditation should I start out with?

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I want to start Buddhist meditation. Should I start out with mindfulness meditation? What are the exact steps in doing it?

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Everyone is different, but I use Meditation music on youtube and http://www.youtube.com/user/CHANNELHIGHERSELF on youtube and he does a great job (He looks a lot like a young Jesus) and he is amazing and shares much love and knowledge.
Peace, love and light

It's Butters!

just begin with a simple breathing meditation. Here a website with some good instructional audio files: http://www.buddhanet.net/audio-meditation.htm

Optimism 2008

Breathing. It is a powerful meditation in its own right. Jack Kornfield is the man. Check him out.

shrill alarmist, I'm sure

The Tibetan word for meditation can be translated as “familiarization.” So, at the beginning, think about how fortunate you are to be alive as a human being with your intelligence and this opportunity to hear and practice the Dharma. Next, recognize that you will one day die and all of the things that you chase after are ephemeral, like clouds in the sky. If you gain some stability on these two topics alone, you will be well on your way to developing the wish to be free of a suffering existence – you almost automatically stop negative actions in your life and start sowing seeds that will bear good fruit, the wholesome fruit of happiness, Next, you abandon wrong views by developing wisdom. You have to study, listen to teachings, think about them and then search for absorption on their profound meaning. Stabilize this. Then, give up all dualistic thought about “mine” and “yours”, “here” and “there.” They are completely false. Next, aspire to help others by exchanging your happiness and their suffering – willingly take on their suffering and give them every happiness. This would be very good for you and them. Practicing in this way, you will have the motivation to not only seek out authentic pathway minds to the ultimate goal, but you will stick with it, even when things are really challenging. The first step is setting your motivation and the next step should be to find a qualified Mahayana spiritual friend who can teach you the complete path. Meditation is quite a tough undertaking to do on your own, so you should have a guide, someone who can show you how to do it and help you overcome obstacles – until you can do it yourself. (Then you have to have the courage to continue on your own.) Best wishes to you!

Tommy H

I’d recommend trying out Falun Gong and compare to the other method.
Meditation in the Falun Gong has many benefits from good health to inner peace to enlightenment. The practice consists of meditation, reading scripture, karma transformation, moral character improvement, and spiritual development.
The mediation mechanism is well explained in the ‘China Falun Gong’ book. The effects and advantages are discussed in details in the Zhuan Falun Lecture. Both books and meditation demonstration video are free to download from the URL listed below. If you need any help, contact a local practitioner in your area for free instructions.
Falun Gong was found in 1992 by Master Li Hongzhi in China. About 100 million followers like the practice in over 80 countries worldwide. Falun Gong is an ancient practice for the body, mind, and spirit based upon the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Falun Gong consists of five sets of powerful exercises.
Falun Gong, Tibetans, other Buddhists, and Daoists have been persecuted in China. The most offensive human right violation is the organ harvesting from the Falun Gong practitioners in China. Can you kindly sign a petition to stop persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, please ?

mark s

Calm abiding….


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