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Remembering the PresentMindfulness in Buddhist Asia$
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J. L. Cassaniti

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501707995

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.001.0001

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The Feeling of Mindfulness in Meditation

The Feeling of Mindfulness in Meditation

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(p.59) 2 The Feeling of Mindfulness in Meditation
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Remembering the Present
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J. L. Cassaniti

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0003

This chapter investigates some of the main meditative techniques practiced in Thailand, as well as what it feels like to practice them and improve over time. It begins with an ethnographic encounter with a man who has just spent a month in meditation at Wat Rampoeng in Chiang Mai, and then follows the author’s personal experience at five different meditation retreats to learn about mindfulness in meditation. These meditative retreats include the training in mindfulness of sensations and saṅkhāras at S.N. Goenka’s vipassana-based courses in India and Phitsanulok, the mindfulness of breathing (ānāpānasati) at Buddhadhasa Bhikkhu’s monastery of Wat Suan Mokkh in Southern Thailand, and the mindfulness of walking (yup naw phong naw) at the rural cave monastery of Wat Tham Thong near Chiang Mai. Together these close descriptive examples of the phenomenological experience of meditation show how mindfulness is trained in the body and mind in Thailand.

Keywords:   Saṅkhāras, Phenomenology, Wat, Rampoeng, Goenka, Tham Thong, Yup naw phong naw, Suan Mokkh, Ānāpānasati, vipassana

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