Venerable Dr. K.Dhammasami
ဆရာတော် ဒေါက်တာ ဓမ္မဿာမိ
Chief Abbot Oxford Buddha Vihara (UK) & Oxford Buddha Vihara(Singapore)
Mindfulness Meditation Made Easy - Audio
by Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Mindfulness practice is indeed a complicated and unattractive one for many people because in its principles it involves a comprehensive study of oneself and self-dependency. It calls for many factors to be made balanced. This goes straightaway into conflict with our dominant desire that looks for a quick fix.
Mindfulness practice rules out a manta-style approach in life. No miracle or any superstitious belief. Simply, it is a self-cultured programme. The practice requires us to put in our own efforts and discover the truth through our own experience. The teacher is only to guide but not to see the truth for us.
I started reading the Satipatthana-sutta, the main discourse on mindfulness meditation, since my late teens. However, there was little I could relate to people through my reading of this sutta until six or seven years later as I understood very little of it at that time. The words and phrases look so simple that they become too hard for me to grasp what they mean. It is a discourse and a practice I do not take it for granted up to this day. The discourse requires some practice to see its points. Reflecting on the difficulty I have with the sutta and the practice, I wish to make it accessible to many who otherwise would feel put off due to inability to comprehend this particular discourse. I have tried my best to present it in an easily comprehensible manner.
e-book - Mindfulness Meditation Made Easy
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO VIPASSANA MEDITATION
Chapter 2 THE PRACTICE OF METTA MEDITATION
Chapter 3 HOW TO DEAL WITH PAIN
Chapter 4 INSTRUCTION ON WALKING MEDITATION
Chapter 5 MEDITATION ON THE BUDDHA
Chapter 6 BARE ATTENTION
Chapter 7 MEDITATION ON THE IMPERSONALITY OF THE BODY
Chapter 8 INTENSIVE MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
Chapter 9 MEDITATION ON DEATH (MARANASSATI)
Chapter 10 MINDFULNESS IN DAILY LIFE
Chapter 11 WHY MEDITATION RETREAT