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First year of meditation. Wich techniques should i use?

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:24 am
by TaTa
Hi. I have been meditating for over 6 months, mostly breath meditation and metta. Latley i have been intersted in the tibetan way of meditation and i was wondering if there is some kind of path to follow in terms of wich meditations techniques should i use and how long to use them. For example iv heard that is useful to meditate on death for a while at the begining years.

I was hoping that someone with some experiencie can guide me a little bit.

Greetings, sry about my english.

Re: First year of meditation. Wich techniques should i use?

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:22 am
by Kunga Lhadzom
Welcome TaTa,
The first thing I would do, Is try to find a real Tibetan Lama (teacher). If you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, a teacher is required.
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Re: First year of meditation. Wich techniques should i use?

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:47 am
by Konchog1
Breath meditation and Metta are both present in Tibetan meditation. The main practice seems to be Shamatha though.

Re: First year of meditation. Wich techniques should i use?

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:58 am
by Grigoris
TaTa wrote:Hi. I have been meditating for over 6 months, mostly breath meditation and metta. Latley i have been intersted in the tibetan way of meditation and i was wondering if there is some kind of path to follow in terms of wich meditations techniques should i use and how long to use them. For example iv heard that is useful to meditate on death for a while at the begining years.

I was hoping that someone with some experiencie can guide me a little bit.

Greetings, sry about my english.
Stick with Metta and Sati meditation until you find yourself a teacher in the tradition you feel the most affinity for. These two techniques are the basis for more complex practices (in all traditions) that you may wish to practice in the future. Without a solid basis...

I would not meditate on death without the guidance of a teacher because it is easy to fall into morbid morseness and nihilism (like Gothic types).
:namaste:

Re: First year of meditation. Wich techniques should i use?

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:02 pm
by TaTa
Thanks a lot, that makes sense. Maybe in the near future ill try to add some compassion or equanimity also. Im currently trying to find a buddhist center that fits me and a teacher. There are some tibetan centers here in buenos aires luckly. Still i got tempted to see what will come next. This is a very exiting path, and if the results in such short term (6months) are great i cant imagine what the benefits will be in middle and long term with a proper teacher.

Thanks for the advice

Re: First year of meditation. Wich techniques should i use?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:12 am
by Wesley1982
Try doing the half-lotus.

Re: First year of meditation. Wich techniques should i use?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:00 pm
by Grigoris
Which half??? :rolling:

I'm on a roll! I have to thank wesley for all the primers though!
:namaste: