Tag: concentration

An Anecdote of Mettā and Pain

| August 23, 2013 | 5 Comments
An Anecdote of Mettā and Pain

I’ve been doing mettā (lovingkindness) practice this last month. Day to day it involves spending meditation periods slowly repeating well-meaning hopes and wishes towards myself and others. It started off interesting, since I had to come up with some new formulae for my wishes, but it quickly became rote, much akin to breathing or repeating […]

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Weekly Practice (Not Self & Review)

| February 21, 2012 | 8 Comments
Weekly Practice (Not Self & Review)

If you’ve been following along each week, first with impermanence, then with mindfulness and concentration, and then with body and feelings, and lastly with mental formations, you may have caught on to the repeated question, “Is this thought, feeling, body sensation, emotional reaction a solid, unchanging self?”

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Weekly Practice (5 Aggregates: Mental Formations)

| February 15, 2012 | 6 Comments
Weekly Practice (5 Aggregates: Mental Formations)

This week we’ll examine the last three aggregates: Perception, Fabrication, and Consciousness. All three of these are mental formations, what the mind does.

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Weekly Practice (Mindfulness & Concentration)

| February 1, 2012 | 12 Comments
Weekly Practice (Mindfulness & Concentration)

If you followed along last week in the Weekly Practice (Impermanence), you may not have realized it, but we were also laying some groundwork for this week’s practice on mindfulness and concentration.

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