Lovingkindness: Week 4

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Formal Practice Formal Practice Suggestions Reflections & Daily Life Practice   Suggested Reading 1. Creating a Life of Integrity – Chapter on Loving-kindness (p. 1179-198) 2. Parami – Holistic Kindness (p. 171-188)

Lovingkindness: Week 3

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Formal Practice Formal Practice Suggestions Reflections & Daily Life Practice   Suggested Reading 1. Creating a Life of Integrity – Chapter on Loving-kindness (p. 1179-198) 2. Parami – Holistic Kindness (p. 171-188)

Lovingkindness: Week 2

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Formal Practice Formal Practice Suggestions Reflections & Daily Life Practice   Suggested Reading 1. Creating a Life of Integrity – Chapter on Loving-kindness (p. 1179-198) 2. Parami – Holistic Kindness (p. 171-188)

Lovingkindness: Week 1

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Metta: lovingkindness, benevolence, goodwill, kindness, holistic kindness, friendliness, all-inclusive befriending Near enemy (might be confused as metta): selfish affection Far enemy (the opposite quality): ill will and fear Week 1: Lovingkindness Towards Oneself Formal Practice 1. Practice 20 min guided Lovingkindness Towards Oneself meditation every day   Here is 28 minute meditation from our class on 10/10:   Here is my talk our …

Resolve: Week 5

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Adhittana: resolve, resoluteness, determination (sustaining or determining power), unwavering (in the face of disappointment and discouragement), commitment, steadiness of purpose & followthrough. Week 5: Resolve for Joy (as Mudita/Appreciative Joy) Mudita = to be pleased, to have a sense go gladeness Buddha advises us (in sutta MN 140) to have four resolves or determinations that can guide the whole path of practice. They are wisdom/discernment, truthfulness, renunciation/generosity …

Resolve: Week 3 & 4

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Adhittana: resolve, resoluteness, determination (sustaining or determining power), unwavering (in the face of disappointment and discouragement), commitment, steadiness of purpose & followthrough. Week 3: Hindrances & laziness (including complacency) Formal Practice 1. Practice every day 25 min Mindfulness of Hindrances Formal Practice Suggestions 1. This week during your daily meditation practice notice: – Which of the five hindrances is arising most frequently? – Which …

Resolve: Week 2

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Adhittana: resolve, resoluteness, determination (sustaining or determining power), unwavering (in the face of disappointment and discouragement), commitment, steadiness of purpose & followthrough. Week 2: The practice of making a vow (resolve) and following through Formal Practice Suggestions Make a vow to sit every day for the next two weeks even if all you have time for is 5 -10 minutes. Formal Practice The recording bellow …

Resolve: Week 1

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Adhittana: resolve, resoluteness, determination (sustaining or determining power), unwavering (in the face of disappointment and discouragement), commitment, steadiness of purpose & followthrough. Resolve from Latin Resolvere: Re + solvere (loosen) = resolve as dissolve or disintegrate In modern English: – settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter) – decide firmly on a course of action – firm determination to …

Truthfulness: Week 4

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Sacca: fullness of truth, truthfulness (capacity to be truthful), trustworthiness, sincerity, honesty, authenticity, loyalty Week 4: Authenticity and Being Truthful in Our Speech Formal Practice Reflections & Daily Life Practice 1. Due to our conditioning, it is not easy to discover what is authentically our truth. Truth here means our direct experience of ‘here and now’ as oppose to projecting our views, …

Truthfulness: Week 3

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Sacca: fullness of truth, truthfulness (capacity to be truthful), trustworthiness, sincerity, honesty, authenticity, loyalty Week 3: Being true to our word “If you say you are going to do something, you do it. If you say you are going to give up something, you give it up. You keep your promises—both the once you make to yourself and the once you make to …