Themes for Reflection

THREE JEWELS 

Going for Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

Suffering, Causes and Conditions, Resolution, Way to Resolution .

NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH

Right Understanding (Right View), right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right meditative concentration.

FOUR APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS

Body, Feelings, States of Mind, Dharma

FIVE HINDRANCES

The blind pursuit of pleasure, negativity/anger, boredom/apathy, restlessness/anxiety, doubt/fear.

FIVE AGGREGATES

(Categories) of a human being: Body, feelings, perceptions, thoughts/mental formations, consciousness.

THREE CHARACTERISTICS or MARKS

Impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, non-self (impersonal)

FIVE-FOLD TRAINING

Ethics, meditative concentration, wisdom, (transformative) knowledge and knowing liberation

SEVEN FACTORS OF ENLIGHTENMENT

Mindfulness, inquiry, happiness, calmness, energy, meditative concentration, equanimity

Dharma practices explore sukha (happiness) as much as dukkha (suffering). Trust in and the application of the wholesome prevails, so the unwholesome fades. (AN V 6). Dharma offers a huge range of practices to cultivate the wholesome, so the unhealthy lose their foothold in consciousness.

In alphabetical order: 

  • appreciative joy

  • being in nature

  • community

  • compassion

  • creativity

  • deep meditative absorptions

  • formless realms of experience

  • friendship

  • generosity

  • letting go

  • love

  • loving kindness

  • meditation

  • mystical experiences

  • non-attachment

  • passion

  • reflection

  • relationships

  • seeing and knowing profound awakening

  • service

  • sharing

  • transcendental realisations

  May all beings live with insight and wisdom 

 Christopher Titmuss's

  Blog and Websites

 

1. www.christophertitmussblog.net  Dharma blog 

 

2. www.insightmeditation.org Dharma teachings, annual schedule…

 

3. www.christophertitmuss.net  Books, Videos, Audio Teachings ...

4. www.MindfulnessTrainingCourse.org wide exploration of mindfulness, online course...

5. www.anengagedlife.org lists and bullet points for inner and outer change

5. www.MeditationinIndia.org  annual Sarnath February Retreats and other retreats...

6. www.dharmayatraworldwide.org  Annual Pilgrimage in late July in southern France.

 

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