MIDL is a very flexible meditation system and can be adjusted to suit your needs. The standard meditative path in MIDL is a samatha/vipassana (tranquility/insight) practice develops jhana. This can be viewed in the Main Meditation Menu.
Because of the specific conditions needed for developing samadhi on this path, it is not suitable for everyone, so other paths listed below may be offered by your teacher.
It is important to understand that no path is better than the other, while some develop faster, they are all doorways to the same room. These alternative paths have been provided on this website so that under the guidance of a teacher you may follow a meditative path that suits the structure of your mind and/or lifestyle.
This meditation path is suitable for meditators with a busy lifestyle that are only able to devote 30-60 minutes per day to formal seated meditation. This path takes advantage of the disturbances to the development of samadhi and uses them for cultivating insight.
This meditation path is suitable for meditators whose mind inclines towards khanika samadhi (momentary unification) and questioning reality. This path excels when aligned with self-observation in daily life boosted by insight meditation retreats.
This meditation path is suitable for meditators whose mind find fault in everything, including the breath as a meditation object. This path focusses on using the development of nirvikalpa samadhi and takes advantage of the fault finding to cultivate insight that leads to disenchantment.
This meditation path is suitable for meditators whose mind has developed aversion towards using breath experience as a meditation object. This path uses nirvikalpa samadhi as its foundation and uses it to develop access concentration and jhana.
WARNING: Use only under the guidance of a skilled teacher or health professional.
This path gradually deconstructs and deconditions the habituated defense system of the mind (anxious cycle). While doing this it cultivates deep insight into its anatta (impersonal) nature brining about freedom from anxiety and trauma.