How to do Samatha Meditation

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How to do Samatha Meditation In a previous post, I talked about Vipassana and how it is practiced.  In this article I will discuss Samatha meditation which is simply “one pointed concentration” meditation.  Both Vipassana and Samatha are like different sides of the same coin, so to speak. Samatha, in essence is the Buddhist practice of the calming of the mind using single-pointed meditation.  One of the most common examples of this type of meditation is mindfulness of breathing.  This is a practice found in both Theravada and Mahayana traditions. Etymology The word “samatha” or “shamatha” is composed of two … Continue reading