A NOTE ON WORDS
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION?
How do you know that there is a mind?
Who is meditating?
What are objects?
Start with any object
Use any object to develop awareness
The mind has to be alert and interested
What is a good time for meditation?
Waiting and watching with intelligence
Awareness alone is not enough
Thinking while practicing
Know whatever is happening
Study everything that happens
Five spiritual faculties (Indriya)
Turning the mind inward
Meditation begins when you wake up
Two kinds of samādhi
Wisdom samādhi begins with wisdom
Practice in a relaxed way, but don’t stop practicing
Take interest in your work
The mind is an aspect of nature
Pain and discomfort
Sitting, walking, and daily activities in brief
Why do we practice the whole time?
DHAMMA INVESTIGATION IN PRACTICE
Interest and inquiry
Seven factors of enlightenment
The role of awareness
Don’t let anger grow
Moha is darkness
Moha is darkness
Stir things up a little
RECAP: QUESTIONS FROM “WHAT IS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION?”
RIGHT ATTITUDE 101
What is the right attitude for meditation?
How are we observing?
Why are we being mindful?
Be happy with the awareness
Do all that is wholesome
Awareness gains momentum
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION ESSENTIALS
FROM MOMENT TO MOMENTUM
Check the meditating mind
Anger is anger. It is just one dhamma nature
Value of awareness
IN A NUTSHELL
DHAMMA IN THE MORNINGS I
The meditating mind
Curiosity and interest
Wait and watch
Lobha is sticky like glue
Understanding the Noble Truth of Dukkha
Wisdom has no preference
This practice is for always
Cultivating wholesome qualities
All objects are dhamma nature
Enjoying the practice
Taste of Dhamma
DHAMMA IN THE MORNINGS II
Mindfulness meditation is a learning process
Checking the attitude
Interest in the activity of the mind
Understanding objects as objects
Are you sure awareness is there?
Don’t follow the object
Expectations and patience
When the mind is interested, wisdom is working
The benefits of awareness
On right effort and energy
On right practice
The Noble Eightfold Path
Appreciate that the mind is working
Strengthening the mind
Anicca, dukkha, anatta
Simple experience, deep understanding
The chance to practice mindfulness meditation is very rare
Dhamma is everywhere
GLOSSARY OF SELECTED PĀLI TERMS