How to apply syllogisms to examine the day-to-day assumptions our conceptual mind makes.
Archive | January, 2013
How to distinguish raw physical sensation and unpleasant feelings and noting how the mind relates to the experience.
How the four establishments of mindfulness practice fits with the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.
How to structure a meditation session.
Explanations of various practices done at the Abbey.
General instructions on what to do during and between meditation sessions.
The three types of dukkha and its causes, how to generate renunciation, and methods for generating bodhicitta.
Fitting the four establishments of mindfulness practices into the framework of the lamrim as well as the different levels of motivation for practicing Dharma.
Summary of different types of conceptual consciousness and introduction to inferential cognizer.
Opening the retreat with instruction on how to set up a session and how to spend the time in between sessions, as well as setting the proper motivation.