something to consider
When practicing whatever method to enter silence, perhaps consider this:
Let the emphasis be on no thinker, rather than no thoughts. If the thinker is not present, it matters not if there are thoughts or no thoughts.
This may be impossible for the mind to grasp. As soon you as think “How to achieve no thinker?”, you’re thinking!
You can’t think your way into no thinker. Maybe that’s why it’s easier to work on thoughts. But that work is often just chasing our tails.
I just see for myself that it was a revelation to see the true root of this issue – the thinker. Treating the thoughts is like treating the symptoms of a disease. It’s not a cure; it’s a treatment, and you’ll have to keep coming back for your treatment until you deal with the thinker.