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A person intent on serious practice of Buddhism is not content with
mere intellectual understanding of the teaching and will wish to
experience and realize the teaching. This can only be done by practising
awareness and meditation, which goes beyond intellectual analysis
and understanding.

Bhavana, the Pali word for developing the heart is translated as
meditation but has a much wider meaning than spending some time in
formal concentration. Practicing awareness means extending awareness
so that all actions, thoughts and words are performed with increasing
concentration/absorption and consciousness. It applies to bodily
actions, feelings, mental states and activities and to the teaching.

Meditation involves the formal training of the mind, concentration
and the development of insight. It is generally accepted that some
personal guidance is needed in meditation. The aim is to empty and
transform the mind/heart and to
develop awareness, energy and tranquillity leading to realizing the
truth or Nibbana.

Mental Development
Peter Della Santina

The Heart of Buddhism
Ajahn Brahmavamso

Basic Method of Meditation

Ajahn Brahmavamso

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation

Trungpa Rinpoche

With Breathing: Getting Started

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Essential Advice on Meditation
Sogyal Rinpoche

Walking Meditation
Bibliography, Links, Resources



What is missing in focusing total attention to one single object
all the time is wisdom. Your total attention should be coupled
with wise attention.
Bhante Gunaratana

Sati: Meditation on Breathing

Ven. Mahathera Nauyane Ariyadhamma).

of Living: Vipassana Meditation

S.N. Goenka