Dharma Talks / Beginning Our Practice of Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh

August 26, 2013. 87-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York during the 2013 Nourishing Great Togetherness teaching tour. This is the first dharma talk for the 6-day retreat with the theme Transformation and Healing – The Art of Suffering. We begin with two chants from the monastics.

Topics

Why do we want to practice breathing-in and breathing-out? We don’t have to suffer and we can produce the energy of joy.
First exercise of mindful breathing
Walking in the kingdom is an end in itself
Three Energies: Mindfulness, Concentration, Insight
Second exercise of mindful breathing
Third exercise of mindfulbreathing – aware of body
Fourth exercise of mindful breathing – relax body
Fifth exercise of mindful breathing – producing joy
Sixth exercise of mindful breathing – producing happiness
Seventh exercise of mindful breathing – aware of painful feeling
Eighth exercise of mindful breathing – embrace painful feeling
Store and mind consciousness with mental formations
Teaching of The Second Arrow
Five Universal Mental Formatioms (Contact, Attention , Feeling , Perception, Volition)
Five Particular Mental Formations (intention, resolution, mindfulness, concentration, and insight)

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What is Mindfulness

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