Inner and Outer Posture


This week I am going to introduce you guys to the inner and the outer posture in Meditation practice. The inner posture refers to our attitude and the outer posture to our physical shape. The physical shape might look perfect, but if the attitude is twisted fruitful meditation practice can’t exist. Therefore we should become mindful of our attitude before we train our external posture.

Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings

Here we list our two recordings from last week’s classes. The classes are held every week at the Phuket Meditation Center and are for free. Everyone is welcome to join! You can find out more about the free sessions on this page: Free Meditation Classes. We hope to see you soon 🙂

EPISODE 167: The Outer Meditation Posture

Do you really have to sit crosslegged? What are the benefits of sitting crosslegged? In this session we will cover a few very important points concerning the outer/physical meditation posture. We will mainly go through the classical 7 points as taught in Tibetan Buddhism.

EPISODE 168: The Inner Meditation Posture

The inner meditation posture is as important as than the outer posture – if not even more important. We are talking about the attitude in Meditation practice. Our attitude determines whether we will be successful with our spiritual practice or anything in life. Attitude and attention are a pair that is closely related.

Blog: The Meditation Posture

Blog - Inner and Outer Posture

In this article I will talk a little bit about the meditation posture as it has often been requested. I will explore the classic postures as well as some of the less common ones such as walking, lying down or standing. I will also give you a few tips on how to train properly to achieve a good sit without injuring yourself.

Video: The Meditation Posture

On our Youtube Channel, we invite you to have a look at what we do, enjoy our tutorials, ask questions and receive answers. Let us take you by the hand and introduce you to our little meditation channel. That’s where you can find lots of meditation tutorials and meditation teachings on video. Here you can stay in touch with us even after your retreat has finished. We look forward to see you there very soon 🙂

We hope that this little summary helps you with your studies and your meditation practice. Let us know down in the comment section below if you need anything – we are always ready to do our best in order to help you with your practice. We send you much love from Phuket and hope to see you (again) at one of our events soon.

Tobi Warzinek

About The Author

Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years. You can connect with Tobi on his page or on facebook.

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1 thought on “Inner and Outer Posture”

  1. out of the 4 day retreat in phuket, I learned many things about myself and spirituality. But the number one most helpful tip I still practice 2 years later daily was the “smiling eyes” you kept repeating before meditation, or the inner attitude.
    also very useful when not meditating as in at any time is a good time to practice this inner smile.


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