FAQ Tag: Mindfulness

Is it still possible to become an arahant when listening to a discourse, like in the time of the Buddha?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 5 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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January 6, 2021 0

When one is practicing one-pointed concentration, does one know how to balance the Seven Factors of Enlightenment?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 3, 2021 0

Of the Seven Factors of Awakening, should we keep the Mindfulness factor at all times, but put the other six in as needed?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

You referred to a clear and bright mind in the 7th or 8th jhana; does this mean the arising of bright signs?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 19, 2020 0

How to use the 7 Factors of Awakening in a situation where you might get a bit angry with children?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 15, 2020 0

The Satipatthana sutta states to be mindful of mind objects, so we don’t need to focus tightly on phenomena?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0

The Satipatthana sutta talks about contemplating the body as a body externally, does that include the outside world and other people?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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December 13, 2020 0

How should we attend to the senses?

All of these senses are happening constantly. There is not much we can do about it. In fact, they’re just there. Though we can skillfully develop awareness. Awareness that is…
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December 12, 2020 0

Did the Buddha, when he was a bodhisattva, practice with arupa jhanas and rejected them?

 Well, I would say this is simply lacking direct experience. The Buddha explains these arupa jhanas so many times, it would be basically putting a lot of what he said…
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December 11, 2020 0

You explained you can’t have both wholesome and unwholesome thoughts at the same time; does that mean one jumps in and out of a jhana?

Jhana is from the word the root dhy and this has many translations possible; seeing, understanding. And this is what we do in meditation, where you’re practicing this clarity of…
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December 10, 2020 0