26 March 2012

24 & 25 March 2012 - Satipatthāna Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop (Part 2)

"One-way, monks, is this path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of pain and dejection, for the attainment of the (true) method, for the realisation of Nibbāna, namely, the Four Establishments of Mindfulness..." ~ the Buddha

Ven. Aggacitta returned to Nalanda Institute to continue the part two of the Satipatthāna Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop.  With him were Ven. Balacitta and Ven. Vijaya.  During this session, Ven. Aggacitta explained on Dhammānupassanā, the Contemplation of Dhammas which include sections on  hindrances, (sense) bases, awakening factors and truths.

Included in the programme were guided meditation, personal practice, group discussion and  presentation.  During the Q & A session, Ven. Aggacitta answered various questions from the participants pertaining to the learning and practice of the Satipatthana.  Before the end of the course, the participants were asked to reflect on the significant insights for understanding and practice resulting from this workshop. 

"How does the mind react to the senses? We can constantly remind ourselves to be aware of our mind and not to be lost in proliferation of thoughts which are useless, frivolous and unproductive, and bring composure to the mind" ~ Ven. Aggacitta