Resolve: Week 3 & 4

jankaDharma 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

jankaDharma 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

jankaDharma 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

jankaDharma 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

jankaDharma 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

jankaDharma 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

jankaDharma 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

jankaDharma Study & Practice Group 2

Khanti: patience, persistance, perseverance, constancy, forbearance, tolerance or acceptance 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 …

Patience: Week 4

jankaDharma Study & Practice Group 2

Khanti: patience, persistance, perseverance, constancy, forbearance, tolerance or acceptance 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 …

Patience: Week 3

jankaDharma Study & Practice Group 2

Khanti: patience, persistance, perseverance, constancy, forbearance, tolerance or acceptance Week 3: The wisdom of slowing down Pema Chödrön wrote, “Patience is an enormously wonderful and supportive, and even magical practice. It’s a way of completely changing the fundamental human habit of trying to resolve things by going either to the right or the left, calling things right or calling things …