Keeping the mind on spiritual practice

The Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Homeless Life

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2006.

Wrong views and wrong livelihoods

  • Attachment: enemy of monastic training
    • Antidote: meditation on death
  • Wrong views and how they impede practice
  • List of wrong livelihood

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 15, 1-3 (download)

Guarding the sense doors

  • A basic practice
  • Mindfulness and clear awareness

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 15, 2-3 (download)

Conclusion of the sutta

  • Developing contentment
  • Abandon the five hindrances to meditation
  • Progressing through various stages of concentration
  • Higher training in wisdom
  • Attitude when reading the sutra

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 15, 3-3 (download)

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