Mindfulness and checking awareness

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2008.

  • Patterns of emotion and thought
  • Authority and accepting decisions when we don’t have a say in them
  • “The Fruits of the Homeless Life” from the Samanapala Sutta
    • Perfect ethical conduct leads to freedom from danger
    • Bliss of blamelessness
    • Restraint of the sense faculties
    • Four types of checking awareness
  • Questions and answers
    • Do the seeds accumulated over the past form a pattern?

Exploring Monastic Life 2008: Session 7 (download)

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