Meditation Class Handouts


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  48k v. 7 21 Feb 2010, 06:20 meek freak
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Benefits of practising meditation.   30k v. 8 22 Mar 2010, 18:50 meek freak
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Health benefits and therapeutic effects of meditation.  33k v. 7 22 Mar 2010, 18:26 meek freak
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Pali chants recited before and after meditation, paying respects to the Buddha, Dhamma (his teachings), and the Sangha (the body of practitioners who kept his teachings alive).   31k v. 7 22 Mar 2010, 18:25 meek freak
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The five hindrances that one may face during and sustaining practice, and how to overcome them.  37k v. 7 22 Mar 2010, 18:30 meek freak
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A short article about the benefits of abiding by the five precepts.  33k v. 7 22 Mar 2010, 18:29 meek freak
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The brahma-viharas, or "sublime attitudes" are the Buddha's primary heart teachings. These are ideal way of conduct towards living beings. This article introduces the attitudes and the benefits of adopting them.  27k v. 8 22 Mar 2010, 18:49 meek freak
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This article contains bite-sized info on the four sublime attitudes that can be considered during meditation.  31k v. 7 22 Mar 2010, 18:53 meek freak
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The sublime attitudes connect most directly with our desire for true happiness...this article is on how to adopt and apply the attitudes to our everyday life.  49k v. 7 22 Mar 2010, 18:57 meek freak
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The five aggregates are form (rupa), feeling (vedana), perception (sanna), fabrications (sankhara), and consciousness (vinnana). These five categories cover the entire range of experience that can be adequately described.  24k v. 7 23 Apr 2010, 22:02 meek freak
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2 articles: one on analysing the breath, and one on staying immersed in the body. Both extracted from "A collection of Dhamma talks" by Phra Ajaan Thanissaro Bhikkhu  43k v. 7 23 Apr 2010, 22:06 meek freak
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If one uses the concept of not-self to dis-identify oneself from all phenomena, one goes beyond the reach of all suffering & stress. A selection of relevant passages from the Canon on this concept.  60k v. 8 23 Apr 2010, 22:10 meek freak
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An article on the three characteristics of existence - the characteristics of impermanence (Anitya), suffering (Duhkha) and not-self (Anatma).  40k v. 7 23 Apr 2010, 22:14 meek freak
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Commentaries on the Sutta on Breath Meditation and brief explanation of what jhana involves.  22k v. 8 24 Apr 2010, 17:25 meek freak
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An introduction to jhana or right concentration. By Thanissaro Bhikkhu  40k v. 8 24 Apr 2010, 17:20 meek freak
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An article on the importance and healing power of staying with your breath...  34k v. 8 24 Apr 2010, 17:24 meek freak
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  37k v. 7 25 Apr 2010, 06:35 meek freak
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A talk by Ajaan Thanissaro on contemplation of the body. It helps summarise the key points and the technique (in general) for the practice.   43k v. 8 25 May 2010, 07:11 meek freak
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Feelings and Mind as frames of reference or foundations of mindfulness is elaborated by Phra Ajaan Lee in great depth in relation to the stages of freedom or attainments of the mind i.e. the stages of enlightenment/awakening. This serves as a good introduction to those who're unfamilair with the stages of enlightenment.  35k v. 8 25 May 2010, 07:11 meek freak
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This reading is Ajaan Thanissaro's collation and arrangement of the Buddha's instructions regarding the the four frames of reference as found in the scriptural texts - the Pali Tipitaka. Extracted from Ajaan Thanissaro's monumental work - the Wings to Awakening. (These readings were shared in session 10 as well.)  68k v. 9 13 Jul 2010, 08:00 meek freak
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The first, by Ajaan Lee, gives his instructions with regards to Mental Qualities/Dhamma as frames of reference and then his summary of all the four frames of reference in practice. This second portion is most interesting and important. (These readings were shared in session 10 as well.)  42k v. 9 13 Jul 2010, 08:00 meek freak
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