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January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

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2020-01-06 How Turtles Find Their Way Back Home 47:40
Sayadaw U Jagara
Turtles and magnetic fields. Planes of existence and rebirth. Rahula's and Buddha's instructions on four elements and Brahma Vihara, before practicing breath meditation (ānāpāna)
2020-01-07 Morning Instructions 15:21
Sayadaw U Jagara
Adaptation of Thich Nat Hann's Metta instructions.
2020-01-08 Metta and the Seven Enlightenment Factors 45:47
Sayadaw U Jagara
The Buddhist practice of Metta needs to be combined with the seven bojjhangas. These seven can relate to different levels of practice, depending on "object" relation. e.g. insight or serenity
2020-01-09 Morning Instructions 9:00
Sayadaw U Jagara
Meditation requires sensitivity and intelligence from the heart. The seven bojjhangas in practice.
2020-01-13 "What Is Meditation" 56:15
Sayadaw U Jagara
Meditation is described as "sensitivity, intelligence, and adjustment". Parallels are done with "Sati, Panna, and Viriya" - a trilogy principle seen in MN:117, Mahācattārīsaka Sutta
2020-01-14 Morning Reflections 21:49
Sayadaw U Jagara
Seven bojjhangas starting with Sati. Bring balance. Seeing the body as physical elements and identifying some causes for its manifestation.
2020-01-21 Morning Instructions. 12:43
Sayadaw U Jagara
"The flight of the eagle". The trio of Panna, Sati, and Viriya combined in different modes of our meditative practice.
2020-01-24 Q&A 54:05
Sayadaw U Jagara
Questions on aspects of Metta/Perception/Jhana, Samatha vs vipassana. Point of view on Pha-Auk method.
2020-01-25 Morning Reflections 6:27
Sayadaw U Jagara
Extracts read from "Therigatha - Verses of Freedom" poems by nuns. Translated by Matty Weingast
2020-01-27 The Four Nutrients Of Life 55:20
Sayadaw U Jagara
Based on SN: text on the topic and extracts from Nyanaponika's booklet, elaboration is made on the four main causes of life, i.e. food, mental volition, contact, and consciousness.
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