TOPIC FOR THE SEPTEMBER 22, 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 September 22 will provide a guided meditation that is intended to review the characteristics of the 6 Beautiful Pairs of Wholesome Mind Conditioners. Tonight’s talk will focus on the functions of these processes as manifestations of the highest level of mental development that mindfulness meditation can provide. This will continue an extensive series of reviews of the Satipatthana Sutta with the intention of supporting an approach to understanding these aggregates that includes contemporary commentary. I hope you will participate in the streaming meeting, and I wish you well. Peter
This talk reviews those qualities of awareness that are the highest development of consciousness attained through mindfulness meditation. They represent the harmonious integration of mind conditioning functions with the flow of conscious awareness. Each of the 12 cetasikas are reviewed with the intention to foster meditative awareness of these states of mind as they are occurring–this pairing produces a remarkable level of mental stability, lucidity and flexibility, for directly observing how the mind liberated from craving and clinging operates. There is a recording entitled “Guided Contemplation of the Six Beautiful Pairs of Cetasikas” posted in the website archives, which is intended to integrate the concepts of this talk into meditative awareness.
Here are the notes prepared for this talk: SIX-BEAUTIFUL-PAIRS-OF-WHOLESOME-CETASIKAS.docx
Here is a chart listing all 52 of the cetasikas: CETASIKAS POSTER