Wed, 16 February 2011
Here is Verse 11
The basic meditation sutras,
such as the Full Awareness of Breathing and the Four Establishments of Mindfulness,
show us step by step,
how to transform the body and the mind.
We are encouraged to focus on one set of 4 exercises from the Discourse on Full Awareness of Breathing during our daily sitting meditation.
We can also look deeply to reflect on
What is suffering in by body and mind?
What noursihes these sufferings?
What can help heal these sufferings?
Please enjoy this beautiful teaching.
Direct download: Verse_11_of_14_on_Meditation.MP3
Category:Class, Meditation -- posted at: 10:35pm CDT
Tue, 8 February 2011
We are so happy and thankful to Thay Phap Hai for this beautiful teaching. The readings are also a wonderful reminder how much all of us non-monastics owe Anathapindika. He is the one who, on his deathbed, shared with the sangha that us laypeople could understand the deep teachings of the dharma. Let us live in such a way as to be worthy of his confidence.
Nirvana is non-attainment
Sudden or gradual enlightenment are not different.
True realization is to live in freedom
right now in this moment.
1) Do I notice times when I feel the need to be right? How does this manifest in thought, word and action?
2) What situations do I notice more of a push to be right, or to prove my point? How does this feel in my body? In my mind?
3) If I can sit with that experience, am I able to discover anything underneath?
Readings: Discourse on Teachings to be Given to the Sick
Direct download: Verse_10_of_14_on_Meditation.MP3
Category:Class, Meditation -- posted at: 9:43pm CDT