Resolve: Week 4

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Adhittana: resolve, determination, resoluteness, unwavering Week 4: Taking on resolve/resolves Formal Practice  Formal Practice Suggestions  Reflections & Daily Life Practice  Suggested Reading 1. Creating a Life of Integrity – Chapter on Resoluteness (p. 157-177) 2. Parami – The Fullness of Truth (p. 153-169)

Resolve: Week 3

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Adhittana: resolve, determination, resoluteness, unwavering Week 3:  Formal Practice Formal Practice Suggestions Reflections & Daily Life Practice Suggested Reading 1. Creating a Life of Integrity – Chapter on Resoluteness (p. 157-177) 2. Parami – The Fullness of Truth (p. 153-169)

Resolve: Week 2

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Adhittana: resolve, determination, resoluteness, unwavering Week 2: Exploring Complacency & Laziness, encountering resistance (rationalizing, complaining, wining, etc. to get out of uncomfortable  experiencing with full awareness, patience to bear with it (ahh, I am bearing with it Formal Practice Formal Practice Suggestions Reflections & Daily Life Practice Suggested Reading 1. Creating a Life of Integrity – Chapter on Resoluteness (p. 157-177) …

Resolve: Week 1

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Adhittana: determination, resolve, resoluteness, unwavering (in the face of disappointment and discuragement   commitment, steadiness of purpose & followthrough Week 1:  Formal Practice Formal Practice Suggestions Quality of determination in returning to the awareness of the sensations of breathing. Reflections & Daily Life Practice Suggested Reading 1. Creating a Life of Integrity – Chapter on Resoluteness (p. 157-177) 2. Parami – The Fullness of Truth …

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 …

Truthfulness: Week 2

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Sacca: fullness of truth, truthfulness (capacity to be truthful), trustworthiness, sincerity, honesty, authenticity, loyalty “As long as we don’t use truth, we let ignorance make us insecure and fearful.” – Ajahn Sucitto Week 2: Investigating the nature of ignorance/not knowing (avijja) & delusion (moha) Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 28 min …

Truthfulness: Week 1

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Sacca: fullness of truth, truthfulness (capacity to be truthful), trustworthiness, sincerity, honesty, authenticity, loyalty “Enlightenment is a matter of getting real.” – Ajahn Sucitto Week 1: Investigating our conditioning around truthfulness Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 29 min long focusing on exploring truthfulness.   Formal Practice Suggestions This week before going to …

Patience: Week 5

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Week 5: Bearing the dukkha (the difficult, painful, unpleasant, uncomfortable, unsatisfactory, disagreeable, etc.) & taking refuge the present moment “True patience is constancy. The consistent willingness to see this moment of reality as a vehicle for wisdom and compassion.” – Sharon Salzberg Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 28 min long focusing on …

Patience: Week 4

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 2

Week 4: Developing Patience “Patience is the highest form of worship.” – Rumi “Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.” – Rumi Formal Practice The recording bellow …