Welcome to our online suggested practise for the week number 73. Last week was a standard practise with no additional notes to publish. We are now broadcasting a live teaching each Monday evening. If you would like to participate please contact us using the contact form on the homepage.
1.0) If you feel so inclined, begin by reciting the usual prayers (please follow below links for text). Alternatively, try to think or articulate a wish for all beings to achieve liberation from suffering, etc .
Four Thoughts: contemplating each in turn – http://northantsbuddhists.com/the-four-thoughts/
Refuge Prayer: twice in Tibetan, once in English – http://northantsbuddhists.com/the-refuge-prayer/
2.0) A reading from a translation of the Maha-Satipatthana-Sutta: The Foundations of Mindfulness – Presented by Susanne Swanwick
The reading references:
“The Heart of Buddhist Meditation “ “A handbook of mental training based on the Buddha’s way of mindfulness “
Author: Nyanaponika Thera
The readings started in last week’s practise included part of the introduction then started on “the greater discourse on the foundations of mindfulness, Mahā-Satipatthāna-Sutta” section 1 The contemplation of the body, part 1 Mindfulness of breathing, part 2 The postures of the body.
Finally part 3 Mindfulness with clear comprehension, part 4 The reflection on the repulsiveness of the body, part 5 The reflection on the material elements, part 6 The nine cemetery contemplations. That completed section 1.