Last night I taught the first night of a class on achieving Insight through meditation.
This being the first night there was a bit more talking than there will be in the rest of the four-week course, so I thought I’d record the talk, in which I discuss why we should think more about getting Enlightened, what holds us back, and what we need to do to set up conditions for Insight arising.
I also recorded the guided meditation that I led.
By the way, I had a cold, so there’s some coughing, hacking, and nose-blowing!
Both the talk and the meditation are unedited, and the sound quality isn’t great.
Here’s the talk, which is 41 minutes long:
The meditation was in three parts:
1. A brief mindfulness of breathing
2. A brief period of lovingkindness
3. A reflection on the Earth Element
Here’s the meditation, which is 45 minutes long. All three parts are included in this recording.
Thanks, Bodhipaksa – amazing meditation practice! I had no idea about the coloring from dead blood cells and released iron. Among other things, a great imagination exercise!