Wisdom: Week 4

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Formal Practice Practice Suggestions from Ajahn Sucitto Reflections & Daily Life Practice Suggested Reading 1. Creating a Life of Integrity – Chapter on Wisdom (p. 75-96 ) 2. Parami –  Chapter on Innate Clarity (p. 73-91)

Wisdom: Week 3

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Week 3: Dukkha as Mental & Bodily Pain, Suffering, Dissatisfaction, Unsatisfactoriness, Stress Contemporary definition of Dukkha: Disturbance, irritation, dejection, worry, despair, fear, dread, anguish, anxiety; vulnerability, injury, inability, inferiority; sickness, aging, decay of body and faculties, senility; pain/pleasure; excitement/boredom; deprivation/excess; desire/frustration, suppression; longing/aimlessness; hope/hopelessness; effort, activity, striving/repression; loss, want, insufficiency/satiety; love/lovelessness, friendlessness; dislike, aversion/attraction; parenthood/childlessness; submission/rebellion; decision/indecisiveness, vacillation, uncertainty. – Francis Story in …

Wisdom: Week 2

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Week 2: Anicca as Impermanence (Everything is in the process of change. Change IS.) Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 25 min long focusing on noticing and noting arising and passing away.   Formal Practice Suggestions “He abides contemplat­ing the nature of arising in the body, or he abides contemplating …

Letting Go: Week 4

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Benefits of Letting go/Renunciation: Recognizing our goodness. Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 25 min long focusing on renunciation.   Reflections & Daily Life Practice 1. Last week you were asked to renounce something. Have you chosen what to renounce yet? If yes, what benefits/rewards have you noticed so far …

Letting Go: Week 3

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“Do everything with a mind that lets go.” – Ajahn Chah Making A Trade: What would be useful to renounce, let go of or give up? (Middle path = not denying ourselves sense pleasure, instead diminishing/moderating our consumption of sense pleasure) Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 25 min long …

Letting Go: Week 2

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Seeing The Drawbacks Of Feeding on Sense Pleasure* * includes too much activity at the sense door like multi-tasking, surfing the internet, sense of rushing or needing to rush while engaged in daily activities Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 27 min long.   Reflections & Daily Life Practice 1. …

Letting Go: Week 1

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Examining Wants vs. Needs: Taking a look at craving. Simplifying. Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 25 min long. It explores how wanting manifests in the mind/heart and the body.   Reflections & Daily Life Practice 1. This week practice getting familiar with your wants and needs so you can …

Integrity: Week 5

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Fifth Precept: I undertake the training to refrain from intoxication which leads to carelessness. (I undertake the training to practice respecting the instrument of awakening, which is consciousness.) Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. It is about 23 min long.   Reflections & Daily Life Practice 1. If you drink alcohol or take recreational drugs, …

BNP: Navel Radiation

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Basic Neurocellular Pattern: Navel Radiation – It relates to starfish. – An example in humans is the fetus suspended from the navel by the umbilical cord. Starfish live in water, and the fetus lives in the amniotic fluid of the womb. This is the stage of radial symmetry at which the center of control is in the middle of the body. …

Generosity: Week 3

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Skillful Giving  Formal Practice The recording bellow is the meditation we did in the class. Feel free to use it if you find it helpful. We were working with the reflection “What can I offer/give to this moment/to my practice?”.  It is about 23 min long.   Reflections & Daily Life Practice 1. According to the Buddha, the quality of …