Guided Body Sweep Meditation 2011

by Peter Carlson on November 6, 2011

This recording provides training in the practice of “body sweep” meditation, which Peter received training for during a retreat with S. N. Goenka’s assistant trainers.  They call this practice vedanupassana, mindfulness of feelings, which is the second of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.  This training, an hour of practice, provided prompts for aiming attention at a particular spot on the body and sustaining that attention to develop the Awakening Factors of Investigation of Phenomena, Energy, and, of course, Mindfulness.  It requires a lot of preparation through developing concentration to the level of upacara samadhi, access concentration.  It can be quite frustrating for a beginning meditator, as the power of investigation is initially quite weak; it’s important to recall that this is meant to cultivate investigation, and not a test of willpower.

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