TOPIC FOR THE JUNE 23, 2021 ZOOM
Hi Fellow Travelers–Thanks to the causes and conditions provided by the Covid-19 virus there will no assemblies in our meditation cottage until circumstances make it safe to assemble in groups. As I understand how Zoom works, you must preregister at the site Zoom.us, entering the URL : https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-2srDMtnERzureO8f2K4iQeRCf-dQ and using the password 620329 in order to participate in the events; registering one time will provide access to all the upcoming meetings, as long as we continue streaming them. As I understand the way it works, the meeting can be accessed by smartphone as well as any internet-connected computer system, following the instructions at the Zoom website. The meetings will be recorded and posted on the website as usual.
The presentation on June 23 will provide a guided meditation regarding Mindfulness of Feelings, the Second Foundation of Mindfulness. This will continue an extensive series of reviews of the Satipatthana Sutta with the intention of supporting an approach that includes contemporary commentary and psychoneurological supportive research. Tonight’s talk will review Mindfulness of Feelings with a focus on how important this concept and practice are in the process of Awakening. I hope you will participate in the streaming meeting, and I wish you well. Peter
This talk reviews the Second Foundation of Mindfulness, Vedanupassana, which focuses on various manifestations of feelings described in the Satipatthana Sutta. During the presentation, a thorough review of traditional understandings of the contemplations as described by Bhikkhu Analayo in his books, accompanied by contemporary neuroscientific research that supports the centuries-old views of Buddhist practitioners. The talk is followed by a brief question-and-answer exchange among those present.
There is a accompanying “Guided Mindfulness Of Breathing Meditation”, posted the same day and found in the Archives.
Here are the notes prepared for this talk: MINDFULNESS OF FEELINGS
The focus for next week’s talk will be a review of the Third Foundation of Mindfulness, Cittanupassana, Mindfulness of the Mind.