Weekly readings

On Sunday, February 10, we’ll continue discussion of our the book, “When Awareness Becomes Natural” by Sayadaw U Tejaniya, by considering pages 25 -39 of Chapter 1 (From the subsection entitled “Viriya (Right Effort) to “Right Attitude”).

A review of this book appears below.

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When Awareness Becomes Natural (Sayadaw U Tejaniya)

The flame of wisdom can be kindled in the midst of any life, even one that might seem too full of personal and professional commitments to allow for it. Such is the teaching of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, who himself learned to cultivate awareness in the raucous years he spent in the Burmese textile business before taking his final monastic ordination at the age of thirty-six. Train yourself to be aware of the clinging and aversion that arise in any situation, he teaches. If you can learn to do that, calm and deep insight will naturally follow. It’s a method that works as well for sorting the laundry or doing data entry as it does in formal sitting meditation. “The object of attention is not really important,” he teaches, “the observing mind that is working in the background to be aware is of real importance. If the observing is done with the right attitude, any object is the right object.”

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comments

  1. Hi all, many of you may have found all of this but in case some have not I wanted to mention that I have been reading ´Radical Acceptance´ and found at the back of the book Tara Brach´s organization ´Insight Meditation Community of Washington´ website:

    www.imcw.org

    which led me to

    www.tarabrach.com

    within which she has made many resources and a number of guided meditation podcasts available… namaste.

    — Frank · Nov 19, 08:32 PM · #