Covering the section “Realistic Expectations” in Chapter 10.
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The Abbey community practices the debates they wrote with each other.
When we can listen to others and open our mind to the fact that others have different views and ideas we can move toward harmony.
Teaching from the last two sections of Chapter 9, on memorization, debate, and role models.
Helping the class practice different answers that the defender can give in response to statements made by the challenger.
The nine stages of sustained attention prior to developing serenity or calm abiding.
The third and fourth hindrance to developing concentration: lethargy and sleepiness, and restlessness and remorse.
The fifth hindrance to developing concentration, and teachings from the Pali tradition on taming the five hindrances.
Walking meditation instructions, sitting meditation posture, and the first two hindrances to developing concentration.
The six conditions conducive for developing concentration and selecting an object of meditation – either an image of the Buddha or the breath.