- mahasi tradition
- thai forest tradition
- S.N.Goenka tradition
- pa auk sayadaw tradition
- other meditaion methods by early buddhist scholars
- introducing the suttas related to meditation
please let me know if you have any other suggestions!
I think they are all good. Depends very much on the person.
I think a meditator should stay with Sutta instructions.
He may look for other traditions for clarification of Sutta recommendations.
I agree. “Depends on the person” would be the option I’d pick, if it was there.
Ajahn Brahm has some books that might be a good start:
Ajahn Brahm’s "Basic Method of Meditation"
Ajahn Brahm’s “Mindfulness Bliss & Beyond” [Ch. 1-4]
(please consider buying these if you find them useful and have the means)
Understanding though, as Venerable Vimala has said, that there are many methods that may suit different personalities.
Metta meditation would be a good beginners meditation.