Part 1 of a discussion on vedana (feeling tone) as viewed during insight meditation (vipassana) with Stephen Procter, founder of the MIDL Meditation System.
In the Satipattahana Sutta the Buddha suggests four areas of human experience that we should turn our attention towards to develop our Mindfulness meditation practice: Bodily sensations, feeling tone, mind and specific conditionality.
The first area that the Buddha suggests we observe is mindfulness of the sensations that arise within our body. Our body is a sense organ that reflects the world through touch but it also reflects the touch of the mind.
Below the Surface Level of our mind is a deeper level, this deeper level has one only task, to protect us by sorting the experienced world into dangerous or safe. It has a very specific sorting mechanism, a sorting mechanism that the Buddha called Vedana: pleasant and unpleasant feeling.
MIDL Mindfulness meditation follows a very specific and clear path of practice. This Path was first mentioned by the Buddha as the basis for Satipatthana Vipassana – Mindfulness meditation, in his first talk called the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.
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