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MIDL Mindfulness Meditation
This series contains detailed talks explaining the path of MIDL Mindfulness Meditation.
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Three Pillars of MIDL
MIDL mindfulness meditation is based on Three Pillars of skill: Softening Into, Allowing Stillness and Flexible Attention.
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The Four Foundations
The Four foundations are the four areas that the Buddha recommended that we apply our attention during meditation to develop Wisdom.
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The Three Mental Factors
An understanding of the four mental factors and the way they interact is necessary for the development of mindfulness meditation.
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Mindfulness of Body
Our bodies role is a sense organ that is not only sensitive to the touch of the world but also to the touch of our mind.
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Mindfulness of Feeling
Our relationship to pleasant and unpleasant feeling tone is the driving force behind everything we think, say and do.
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Noble Eightfold Path
The eight factors of the Noble Eightfold Path need to be understood and cultivated by the MIDL meditator.
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52 Mindfulness Trainings
This Mindfulness meditation technique trains the MIDL skill of 'grounding' awareness within the experience of calming to re-establish Mindfulness in Daily Life.
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Grounding Your Awareness
Learning to ground awareness within the experience of the sensate quality within our body creates a reference piont from which to develop the skill of observing attention move.
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Retraining of breathing patterns from chest breathing to diaphragmatic breathing greatly reduces the experience of anxiety within our life.
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Initial Softening Skill
Softening is the first skill of MIDL offering the ability to deeply relax any participation towards pleasant or unpleasant feeling.
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The ability to observe the experience of breathing free from control is a foundational skill for MIDL mindfulness of breathing.
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Mindfulness of Breathing
Mindfulness of breathing cultivates and refines the mental factors, trains the Softening skill and creates the foundation of the MIDL Viewing Platform.
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MIDL Viewing Platform
Creating a foundation of mindfulness immersed within your body is the foundation for the viewing platform from which to observe the mind / body process.