The five faults and eight antidotes to developing serenity, according to Asanga and Maitreya.
Archive | February, 2008
Learning to work with anxiety. Questions from retreatants on visualization in the sadhana and about taking notes during teachings.
Six conditions for developing meditative stabilization, meditation posture. Physical pain during meditation and the mental reaction to physical pain.
A teaching on the five hindrances to concentration according to the Pali canon.
Defining physical and mental causes with examples. Tools to work with negative states of mind.
Qualities for counteracting laziness and developing joyous effort, and techniques to counteract tiredness and distraction during meditation.
Addressing questions on different aspects of the meditation: the body, emptiness, visualization and deity meditation.
A sudden illness gives a student greater incentive and renewed urgency to practice the Dharma.