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How to do samatha meditation?
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There is no "samatha" the way there is no "vipassana". They are labels to describe qualities of the same practice. You cannot develop one effectively without the other. They are two sides of the same coin. Calm without insight is just "getting high". Trying to cultivate insight without sufficient tranquility can be done, the same way digging a ditch can be done with both a hand spade and a steam shovel. Above all, investigate for yourself.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/webu/wheel375.html

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We don't teach Samatha meditation in our tradition. We teach vipassana meditation which does lead to tranquility but it is not the goal of the practice. You can read our how to meditate booklet to learn about our tradition.

https://www.sirimangalo.org/text/how-to-meditate/
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There are 40 types of Samatha meditations. One of the most popular is Metta or loving kindness meditation. Here is how to do it.

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