This is the second talk exploring the Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness, specifically focused on identifying and overcoming the Five Hindrances. The talk described how Byapada, (Aversion and Ill Will) come to be and how the practice of mindfulness of breathing, or, alternatively, metta (lovingkindness) practices counter the contraction and rigidity in the mind created by Byapada. This description was followed by general discussion of how to overcome Byapada.
Here are the notes prepared for this talk: OVERCOMING AVERSION AND ILL
Next week’s discussion will focus on the overcoming the hindrance of Sloth and Torpor.