Mindfulness and introspective awareness

The Four Establishments of Mindfulness: Part 1

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A series of teachings on the four establishments of mindfulness given at Maitripa College in October 2014.

  • Observation and investigation lead to wisdom
  • Mindfulness and wisdom go together
  • Mindfulness as a mental factor has three features:
    • the object
    • subjective mind (remembering)
    • prevent distraction
  • Introspective awareness: monitors everything we do
  • introspective awareness and mindfulness work together
  • Observed objects:
    • Body: external, internal, both external and internal
    • Feelings: pleasure, pain, neutral
    • Mind: primary consciousness
    • Phenomena: refers to mental factors
Venerable Thubten Chodron: The Four Establishments of Mindfulness Part 1

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