WELCOME to my talks on MIDL Mindfulness Meditation Training. This series of talks were given to help clarify the path of MIDL (Mindfulness in Daily Life) and the 52 MIDL Mindfulness trainings to help those who who wish to develop themselves but do not have access to a meditation teacher.
enjoy, Stephen Procter
MIDL Mindfulness Training
Grounding Your Awareness
MIDL Training 1 & 2 / 52
Retraining Breathing Patterns
MIDL Training 3/52
Learning How to Soften
MIDL Training 4 & 5 / 52
MIDL Training 6 / 52
Mindfulness of Breathing
MIDL Training 7 & 8 / 52
Your Viewing Platform
MIDL Training 9 - 12 / 52
The 52 MIDL Mindfulness trainings that we use today are an accumulation of all the skills that my teachers handed down to me as a way of balancing Investigation, Mindfulness and Concentration, during Mindfulness meditation practice.
When beginning your seated MIDL meditation practice, the first training that you do is concerned with immersing awareness within the sensate quality of your body. This immersion of awareness within your body is practiced in MIDL Mindfulness Training 1/52 and 2/52.
MIDL Mindfulness Training 3/52 is concerned with retraining any habitual stress based breathing patterns that will give rise to the hindrances of restlessness and sluggishness as mindfulness of autonbreathing.
MIDL Mindfulness Training 4 & 5/52 are concerned with developing your initial skill in softening your relationship towards experience. This becomes a skill for settling the five hindrances to meditation during mindfulness of breathing and as a deconditioning skill in daily life.
MIDL Mindfulness Training 6/52 is concerned with the skill of observing breathing as it moves autonomously within your body, free from control. In the beginning you may find it difficult to observe your breathing without your mind interfering with it in some way, this habit can be untrained.
MIDL Mindfulness Training 7 & 8/52 is concerned with developing one-pointed attention through mindfulness of the in and out-breath. This can divided into two trainings: General mindfulness of in and out-breathing and detailed attention to the full length of each breath.
MIDL Mindfulness Training 9 - 12/52 combine with all the previous trainings to create the MIDL Viewing Platform. This Viewing Platform has a foundation of mindfulness of body with the skills of flexible attention, softening an stillness from which to observe and soften into your minds interaction with your six senses.