TOPIC FOR THE AUGUST 3, 2022 ZOOM
PLEASE NOTE: PETER IS RECOVERING NICELY FROM COVID. THERE WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING AS USUAL, BUT THERE WILL NOT BE A MEETING IN THE MEDITATION HALL UNTIL AUGUST 10.
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. 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.
Following a 45-minute meditation the focus of attention during the talk will be on Mindfulness of the Mind, the third of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. This review will also include contemporary understandings regarding the complexity of consciousness that validate the concepts of traditional Buddhist psychology. I hope you will participate through streaming the meeting, and I wish you well. Peter
The Third Foundation of Mindfulness, cittanupassana, is a contemplation of the various ways consciousness reflects subjective experience; the goal of this contemplation is to realize that the mind is impersonal, not a self. This review also includes discussion of contemporary scientific concepts such as complexity theory, which validate the concepts about how the mind operates that were developed millennia ago by Buddhist practitioners.
Here are the notes prepared for this talk: Mindfulness Of The Mind Review
The focus for next week’s talk will be a review of the first concepts of the Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness, contemplation of the Five Hindrances.