This is different from Glenn Morris' stuff and is taught by Hieu Doan. It basically involves a CD with three tracks, one of which is a guided meditation. The technique is pretty simple, paying attention to the navel chakra. It does seem a bit expensive, here is a quote from their website:
P.S. Remember that you are receiving $2150 worth of materials for the introductory price of only $147.
Why pay for something as simple? Some feel the CDs have some kind of attunement, others disagree. Some like the email support that comes with the product. There is a lot of discussion on this on Xtrememind forum.
I found this rather interesting comparison of this zazen-like method with typical Buddhist meditation from a member who is experienced in both:
I've done four 10 day Goenka Vipassana courses and a few zazen retreats too. Some of the principles are similar to MM because they're universal laws but my experiences between the two have been completely different. YMMV.
I don't consider myself an expert but from what I see the tools are used differently. I found vipassana almost completely passive while MM for me is active/passive at the same time. In MM mindfulness is a stepping stone, in Vipassana it's almost their whole thing. MM uses a type of intelligent energy which I didn't get from Vipassana or zazen. End of the day though it's about what you're after. MM tunes me into higher self consciousness which I never got from vipassana or zen.
when I was at your stage I observed all the different elements at the same time. It's meant to stretch out your mind in different directions. IMO objective observation is still imagination although in Vipassana they might argue that its not. Vipassana basically has a narrow focus, MM is expansive as in it stretches out your mind in different directions at the same time.
Anyone here has used this product? Apart from support, what is so good about it? Even without the CD, would not simply paying attention to the navel with dedication give results? Please share your inputs on this product.
Edited by jinjujitsu, 04 February 2010 - 05:51 PM.