What would be the best meditation method for beginners?

  • 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

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please let me know if you have any other suggestions! :slight_smile:

I think they are all good. Depends very much on the person.

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I think a meditator should stay with Sutta instructions.
He may look for other traditions for clarification of Sutta recommendations.

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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.

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Metta meditation would be a good beginners meditation.

With Metta

Mat

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