Meditation Mastery

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What is the purpose of meditation?

To cultivate pleasure in letting go and develop mindful non-participation

How long is it recommended to meditate for?

30 minutes, 1-2 times daily

What is the preparation for meditation?

Sitting comfortably, closing eyes, and focusing on the purpose of meditation

What is the breathing technique used in meditation?

Breathing from the belly into the chest and relaxing the body with each out-breath

How is mental relaxation achieved in meditation?

By relaxing the body and focusing on the center of the forehead while extending the length of the breath

What should be done with the subtle pleasure of each deflation during meditation?

Tuned into and encouraged to grow

How can mental restlessness be calmed during meditation?

By relaxing into the effort and letting the 'restless fire' burn itself out

What does cultivating mindfulness in daily life involve?

Grounding, observing, softening, and stillness

What can the softening skill be used for during the day?

To relax any thought loops that occur during the day

When can TIER 1 of Mindfulness of Breathing be progressed to?

When deep physical and mental relaxation is achieved

What will be addressed in TIER 1 & 2 of Mindfulness of Breathing?

Imbalances within attention

What is the purpose of the softening skill in meditation?

To be with difficult experiences without reacting to them

What is the purpose of meditation?

To cultivate pleasure in letting go and develop mindful non-participation

How long is it recommended to meditate for?

30 minutes, 1-2 times daily

What is the preparation for meditation?

Sitting comfortably, closing eyes, and focusing on the purpose of meditation

What is the breathing technique used in meditation?

Breathing from the belly into the chest and relaxing the body with each out-breath

How is mental relaxation achieved in meditation?

By relaxing the body and focusing on the center of the forehead while extending the length of the breath

What should be done with the subtle pleasure of each deflation during meditation?

Tuned into and encouraged to grow

How can mental restlessness be calmed during meditation?

By relaxing into the effort and letting the 'restless fire' burn itself out

What does cultivating mindfulness in daily life involve?

Grounding, observing, softening, and stillness

What can the softening skill be used for during the day?

To relax any thought loops that occur during the day

When can TIER 1 of Mindfulness of Breathing be progressed to?

When deep physical and mental relaxation is achieved

What will be addressed in TIER 1 & 2 of Mindfulness of Breathing?

Imbalances within attention

What is the purpose of the softening skill in meditation?

To be with difficult experiences without reacting to them

What is the purpose of meditation?

To cultivate pleasure in letting go and develop mindful non-participation

How long is it recommended to meditate for each day?

30 minutes, 1-2 times daily

What is the Softening skill in meditation?

Being with difficult experiences without reacting to them

What is the preparation for meditation?

Sitting comfortably, closing eyes, and focusing on the purpose of meditation

What is the breathing technique in meditation?

Breathing from the belly into the chest and relaxing the body with each out-breath

How is mental relaxation achieved in meditation?

By relaxing the body and focusing on the center of the forehead while extending the length of the breath

What should be tuned into and encouraged to grow during meditation?

The subtle pleasure of each deflation

How can mental restlessness be calmed during meditation?

By relaxing into the effort and letting the 'restless fire' burn itself out

What are the steps involved in cultivating mindfulness in daily life?

Grounding, observing, softening, and stillness

What can softening skill be used for during the day?

To relax any thought loops that occur during the day

When can TIER 1 of Mindfulness of Breathing be progressed to?

When deep physical and mental relaxation is achieved

Do imbalances within attention need to be overcome in TIER 1 & 2 of Mindfulness of Breathing?

No

Study Notes

Meditation Skill Purpose and Instructions

  • The purpose of meditation is to cultivate pleasure in letting go and develop mindful non-participation.
  • Softening skill allows one to be with difficult experiences without reacting to them.
  • It is recommended to meditate for 30 min, 1-2 times daily, depending on one's life situation.
  • Preparation for meditation involves sitting comfortably, closing eyes, and focusing on the purpose of meditation.
  • Breathing technique involves breathing from the belly into the chest and relaxing the body with each out-breath.
  • Mental relaxation is achieved by relaxing the body and focusing on the center of the forehead while extending the length of the breath.
  • The subtle pleasure of each deflation should be tuned into and encouraged to grow.
  • Mental restlessness can be calmed by relaxing into the effort and letting the "restless fire" burn itself out.
  • Cultivating mindfulness in daily life involves grounding, observing, softening, and stillness.
  • Softening skill can be used to relax any thought loops that occur during the day.
  • TIER 1 of Mindfulness of Breathing can be progressed to when deep physical and mental relaxation is achieved.
  • Imbalances within attention will be addressed in TIER 1 & 2 of Mindfulness of Breathing, but do not need to be overcome at this stage.

Test your knowledge about the purpose and instructions of meditation with this quiz! From the benefits of cultivating pleasure in letting go to the techniques of mental relaxation, this quiz covers it all. Keywords: meditation, mindfulness, mental relaxation, breathing technique, stillness.

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