Concentration meditation / Mindfulness meditation

“The one-pointed attention of concentration meditation is useful as an entry point during the practice of mindfulness meditation. When we practice mindfulness meditation, we begin by concentrating on the breath. But as our minds settle and we develop stability and focus, we begin to allow our attention to focus on experiences as they present themselves in the mind. We investigate the whole of our experience, watching how our minds respond to it. For example, we may start with the breath, and then our attention is drawn to a pain in the leg – so we allow our attention to rest on the leg pain and what our mind is doing with it. This process leads to insight and understanding of our minds.”

Anne Ihnen and Carolyn Flynn ‘Mindfulness. A contemplative approach to living in the moment’.

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