Right Effort: Week 6

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The Second of The Four Great Efforts: Abandoning Reflections & Daily Life Practice Formal Practice Suggestions Suggested Reading 1. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening – Chapter 43 (p. 391-396) 2. Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness – Skillful Effort (p. 149-192) 3. The Noble Eightfold Path – Chapter  5 (p. 51-61)

Right Effort: Week 5

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Right Effort: Week 2 Reflections & Daily Life Practice Formal Practice Suggestions Suggested Reading 1. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening – Chapter 43 (p. 391-396) 2. Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness – Skillful Effort (p. 149-192) 3. The Noble Eightfold Path – Chapter  5 (p. 51-61)

Right Effort: Week 4

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The Second of The Four Great Efforts: Abandoning/Letting Go and Restraining Definitions from our books: 1. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana: Overcoming the hindrances and the fetters 2. Bhikkhu Bodhi: Abandoning the arisen unwholesome states 3. Joseph Goldstien: Abandoning the unwholesome state that have arisen Talk from 1/29 class:   Formal Practice Suggestions 1. We all experience and hold wrong attitudes at …

Right Effort: Week 3

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The First of The Four Great Efforts: Preventing “So right effort is really no effort: it is very easy; just don’t expect anything from the practice.” – Sayadaw U Tejaniya  Definitions from our books: 1. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana: Preventing negative states of mind 2. Bhikkhu Bodhi: Preventing the arising of unarisen unwholesome states 3. Joseph Goldstien: Prevent of arising of latent defilements …

Right Effort: Week 2

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Right Effort: Week 2 Getting familiar with the energy of the mind and the body, as well as their relationship. Viriya or energy is the mental factor behind right effort. Viriya = energy, strength, courage, heroism, vigor, vitality, enthusiasm, endeavor, persistence and perseverance Formal Practice Suggestions – Keep up with your formal daily practice. Sit every day this week for …

Right Effort: Week 1

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Right Effort: Week 1 Getting familiar with energy and how it changes moment to moment. Viriya or energy is the mental factor behind right effort. Viriya = energy, strength, courage, heroism, vigor, vitality, enthusiasm, endeavor, persistence and perseverance “Energy is a constant fact of life. If you don’t apply it, it gets applied – there’s no neutral place. Be responsible. …