The times are changing, as it always has. However, this time, its presence is felt by more people. Although conditions have brought us physically apart, our hearts have become closer, and together – we continue our craft, in the virtual space.
“Mindfulness of in-&-out breathing, when developed & pursued, is of great fruit, of great benefit.”
— Anapanasati Sutta | MN 118
“And how is a monk mindful? There is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in & of itself — ardent, alert, & mindful — subduing greed & distress with reference to the world. He remains focused on feelings… mind… mental qualities in & of themselves — ardent, alert, & mindful — subduing greed & distress with reference to the world. This is how a monk is mindful.
And how is a monk alert? There is the case where feelings are known to the monk as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. Thoughts are known to him as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. Perceptions are known to him as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. This is how a monk is alert.”
— Sata Sutta | 47.35
1. Please join the meeting room 5 minutes before the session starts.
2. Please turn your audio on mute mode to lessen background noise and facilitate a quiet atmosphere.
3. We follow the Philippine Standard time or GMT+8.
Since meditation is a practice that deals with the mind, however, we strongly advise that individuals who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other mental disorders, request for a medical clearance stating that they are fit to practice from their doctors. This is to ensure everyone’s safety.
Starting a Meditation Practice
“Just as a royal frontier fortress has a gatekeeper—wise, experienced, intelligent—to keep out those he doesn’t know and to let in those he does, for the protection of those within, and to ward off those without; in the same way, a disciple of the noble ones is mindful, endowed with excellent proficiency in mindfulness, remembering & recollecting what was done and said a long time ago. With mindfulness as his gatekeeper, the disciple of the noble ones abandons what is unskillful, develops what is skillful, abandons what is blameworthy, develops what is blameless, and looks after himself with purity.”
— Nagara Sutta | AN 7:63