Daily Meditation Routines

Löckchen's picture



Average: 4.8 (6 votes)

Hallo

I want you to post your daily meditation practices managed on one day.

I start with mine.

morning:

-at first the one minute meditation
One Minute Meditation
-then chanting 108 times " Thiru Neela Kantam"

midday:

-at first the one minute meditation
-then chanting 108 times "Kleem" Mantra
-then just sitting for 20 minutes

evening:

-at first the one minute meditation
-then chanting "Arut Perum Jothi"
-then just sitting until I get halfhearted

This is my routine for everyday. It changes from time to time.

Hopefully someone will post his routine.

with Love Lars



sharonk's picture

mine

great initiative!

I do when waking up and before falling asleep both Vipassana (scanning body sensations with emphasis on the area of the degestive system) and Self Enquiry (looking at the sense of "I"). I also ask myself "How do you feel?" and watch the feelings that reveal.

During the day when I remember I practice presence (being here and now, shifting consciousness from drifting).

sharonk | Sat, 01/09/2010 - 20:54
nancy pro's picture

Doing the same meditations daily is not recommended

I do not follow a standard daily routine of the same meditations because in this way the mind learns the routine and plays manipulations that damage the effectiveness of the meditations.

On the other hand, casual selection of meditations leads also to ineffectiveness and to a tacit intervention of the mind in the selection process.

Therefore, I've learnt that the best middle way formula is to select daily from a closed list of selected meditations. My list is similar to the excellent one in http://www.gurusfeet.com/blog/7-most-powerful-yet-simple-meditations. I usually select 1-2 based on my speculation about what is bothering me.

nancy pro | Tue, 01/12/2010 - 09:59
seeker's picture

Being

Me too. But I use all these types of meditations as a preparation for the "real" meditation: being a subject with no objects, just being as a subject, consciousness turned inside.

This is even beyond presence, because in presence you are in the here and now of the body, being means even beyond the body and its here and now.

seeker | Fri, 01/15/2010 - 21:55
Quantum's picture

And mine

First thing each morning, formal sitting meditation, eyes closed, attention focused on the middle of the forehead, while counting backwards from 100. Sometimes the chime goes off at 50, sometimes at 80, or so. I lose track of time.

If I have time, I sit for another 15 minutes and do vippasana body scan this way. I focus my thinking mind reciting a mantra, while scanning innerbody, from too to head. Sometimes stopping areas (chest and up) where I feel blocked energy, or whereever I feel emotions. Sometimes I stay focused on an emotion, or the physical sensation of it, until it dissolves and I experience those "waves" and I feel lighter. And I continue scanning up and down...for physical or emotional sensations.

While walkign I feel each footstep.

While stationary, I feel my breath passing through my nostrils.

Quantum | Wed, 01/13/2010 - 00:55
davids's picture

my routine

When I wake up in the morning (when subconscious is still wide open) I observe my feelings consciously without resistance. Then I concentrate on my breath for 15-20 minutes.

In the evening I usually do self enquiry and at some point stay in being as a minimized dot, first as an object and then as a subject, you can call it being.

During the day, when I remember I try to be present as much as possible but without effort. Instead of effort, If I feel that I have problem to concentrate to be present, I become conscious of not being present (which brings presence).

I change my routine from time to time - Similar to nancy, I've noticed that after some period most meditations become ineffective if I do not shuffle them a bit.

davids | Wed, 01/13/2010 - 06:46
Quantum's picture

Vary

"I change my routine from time to time - Similar to nancy, I've noticed that after some period most meditations become ineffective if I do not shuffle them a bit."

I noticed that too.

And even during the same day, or even the same hour, what works seem dependent on how much noise is in my head. When quiet, it's easy to just stay rooted in the innerbody sensation, to just feel it, just be--it's something subtle. When the phone rings, or meetings upon meetings pile up, and action items are tossed my way, and more meetings pile up on top of those urgent action itms, and....my head get's noisy and stressed, then I can't feel my innerbody at all. Something "grosser", like the breath, becomes for me easier to focus on. If it's really bad, I just take deep breaths. And maybe curse.

Strangely though, feeling each footstop while walking has remained consistently easy to do these past several months.

Quantum | Wed, 01/13/2010 - 16:59
Tania's picture

my meditations

persistent awareness to what is, day and night, especially to emotions, thoughts, body sensations, reactions.

And if i manage: presence (awareness to objects is not presence, when you are aware you are in what you are aware..., presence is awareness to the awareness).

Tania | Wed, 01/13/2010 - 09:44