This talk completes the review of the First Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body.  These remaining categories of the discourse are reviewed: Foulness: The Body Parts, The Four Elements and The Nine Charnel Ground Contemplations.  Each contemplation is reviewed, with critiques as to the relevance of the body parts and charnel ground contemplations in contemporary life experience.  The Four Elements contemplation is more understandable and workable, and is intended to be supported by the posted “Guided Four Elements Contemplation” recording, found in the archive for June 16, 2021.  The review is followed by questions and comments from those attending the Zoom meeting.

Here are the notes prepared for the talk:  MINDFULNESS OF THE BODY ADAPTATIONS

The topic for next week will continue reviewing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Discourse, focusing on Mindfulness of Feelings, the Second Foundation of Mindfulness.