In this four-week series of Tuesday meditations we’ll explore the Four Reminders. Each reminder points out a reality about our lives that we know on the surface, but tend to forget in the mix of daily life. They are calls to action in a life that is by nature precious and short, reminding us to put our energy into walking the Path.
The sessions will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK. Each session will begin with...
As mindfulness has entered the mainstream of Western societies, one of the most striking developments is the popularity of mindfulness practice among British Members of Parliament and the connections they have made to public policy. Triratna has had a significant presence in this process. Vishvapani, one of those involved, updates us on this work and writes: “A few years ago, when these discussions started, I don’t think any of us imagined that their potential ramifications could be so far-reaching.”
Forgetfulness and distraction are the rule in ordinary life, but awareness and a ‘fullness of mind’ is at the heart of human growth and development.
Sangharakshita distinguishes four dimensions of awareness, each with its own qualities: awareness of things, self, others, and reality. From the talk Levels of Awareness: Right Mindfulness given in 1968 as part of the series The...
This is a six-week foundation course based on a practice diary. This course aims to support people in establishing a meditation practice, breaking down teaching into day-by-day experiential exercises and reviewing how the meditation is going. The materials include a meditation diary, handouts with reminders of the practice, and Teachers Notes. Developed by Maitreyabandhu and peer-reviewed by the Lighting the Flame Group.
Notes on the Practice Diary
This post introduces the context for using the Diary in a course you are leading.
This is a very popular eight-week course based on Maitreyabandhu’s book of the same name, available from Windhorse Publications. Included is a selection of poems for week 6 (mindfulness of art and nature).