NEWS
[Essay to attend the International SATI(Vipassanā) Workshop 2020]
Kavita Jha, University of DELHI
31/03/2020


Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa

Sati (vipassanā) is an ancient art that connects the mind and body.

And to cure mental problems, there exists only medicine and that medicine is dhamma ausadhi (medicine of dharma). Sati (The Right Mindfulness)is part of the dhamma ausadhi.

The practice of sati is a mode of purifying mind. It was The Buddha , who invented Buddhism and Buddhist practices under the Buddha Gaya under the Bodhi tree around 2600 years ago. Sati (vipassanā) is the heart of Buddha’s teaching. Buddha emphasizes much on the purification of mind.

There are four basic elements in the mind composition. One of them is the mind muscle. It is called sati .sati has the function of awareness.

This workshop was collaborated by Delhi university and Buddha Gaya international Sati school is to reconstruct and learn the Buddha's original Bhāvanā(art)methods.

As I attended the workshop so I can share my views about it, a practitioner of Sati is able to uproot the deformities or blemishes, caused by ignorance, greed and hatred. The removal of blemishes from the stream of consciousness ensures peace and happiness in one's life .

We learned practice skills together and we had Sati dress too. In order to increase the elasticity of the mind muscle, in the workshop we often used the breath passing through the tip of the nose when practicing sitting sati and walking sati it seemed that we really used the movement of our belly when practicing sitting sati.

if we hear a sound then we should name it hearing, if we bring a thought to the mind then name it thinking, if we feel pain then we should name it pain ,we should name it when noticing it if we notice a disturbing phenomenon name and recognize it and then immediately return to the tip of our nose or control point . and we also should have to ignore minor daily noises and also sharing mercy (metta) .

it was so difficult to focus but after 2 or 3 days practice we used to do it.

in every class we had a skill class for 6 hours , a theory class for 2 hours and sitting sati for 60 minutes , walking sati for 60 minutes and metta sharing for 10 minutes.

Sitting sati is based on Anāpāna sati sutta,

Walking sati is based on brahmāya sutta (majjhima nikāya -91),

metta sharing sati is based on the cula-ssapura sutta (majjhima nikāya – 40

and we also learn theories and skills directly related to practice in every class

It is truly meaningful to learn and to art with the reliable teacher about the theories and methods of buddha based on original text, even at the very place where buddhism and sati

(vipassanā)originated if we understand the principles , creativity will follow naturally ,and if we properly know the basic technic , we can use that accordingly , this wholesome practice will not only lead you to the better life , but also make the whole world better .

The state of mind is not the object of transformation though this sati (vipassanā) workshop ,

The purpose of the sati (vipassanā) workshop is to reconstruct and learn the Buddha’s original bhāvanā (art) methods. These are based on the original Buddhist text of majjhima nikāya ,

In addition, we will endeavor to ascertain viable, achievable, working solution for the resolution of the plethora of problem which mankind are suffering from in this day and age .

As we exercises to strengthen our arm muscles makes our arm muscles stronger likewise training the mind muscle strengthens mind elasticity, Buddha discovered this mechanism.

Physical muscle strengthening training is called exercise , practice or fitness , likewise mind muscle strengthening exercise is called sati bhāvanā or vipassanā (meditation or mindfulness). The honest practice of sati is enough to cure both types of diseases - physical and mental

So I would like to thanks from the deep core of my heart to the most venerable buddhapala ji, Dhammadipa ji and members of Sati Arama , Bodhgaya who allow us to be there to have a practical glimpse of mindful(sati)meditation .

Bhavatu Sabba Mangalam

Kavita jha university of delhi
NEWS
[Essay to attend the International SATI(Vipassanā) Workshop 2020]
Kavita Jha, University of DELHI
31/03/2020


Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa

Sati (vipassanā) is an ancient art that connects the mind and body.

And to cure mental problems, there exists only medicine and that medicine is dhamma ausadhi (medicine of dharma). Sati (The Right Mindfulness)is part of the dhamma ausadhi.

The practice of sati is a mode of purifying mind. It was The Buddha , who invented Buddhism and Buddhist practices under the Buddha Gaya under the Bodhi tree around 2600 years ago. Sati (vipassanā) is the heart of Buddha’s teaching. Buddha emphasizes much on the purification of mind.

There are four basic elements in the mind composition. One of them is the mind muscle. It is called sati .sati has the function of awareness.

This workshop was collaborated by Delhi university and Buddha Gaya international Sati school is to reconstruct and learn the Buddha's original Bhāvanā(art)methods.

As I attended the workshop so I can share my views about it, a practitioner of Sati is able to uproot the deformities or blemishes, caused by ignorance, greed and hatred. The removal of blemishes from the stream of consciousness ensures peace and happiness in one's life .

We learned practice skills together and we had Sati dress too. In order to increase the elasticity of the mind muscle, in the workshop we often used the breath passing through the tip of the nose when practicing sitting sati and walking sati it seemed that we really used the movement of our belly when practicing sitting sati.

if we hear a sound then we should name it hearing, if we bring a thought to the mind then name it thinking, if we feel pain then we should name it pain ,we should name it when noticing it if we notice a disturbing phenomenon name and recognize it and then immediately return to the tip of our nose or control point . and we also should have to ignore minor daily noises and also sharing mercy (metta) .

it was so difficult to focus but after 2 or 3 days practice we used to do it.

in every class we had a skill class for 6 hours , a theory class for 2 hours and sitting sati for 60 minutes , walking sati for 60 minutes and metta sharing for 10 minutes.

Sitting sati is based on Anāpāna sati sutta,

Walking sati is based on brahmāya sutta (majjhima nikāya -91),

metta sharing sati is based on the cula-ssapura sutta (majjhima nikāya – 40

and we also learn theories and skills directly related to practice in every class

It is truly meaningful to learn and to art with the reliable teacher about the theories and methods of buddha based on original text, even at the very place where buddhism and sati

(vipassanā)originated if we understand the principles , creativity will follow naturally ,and if we properly know the basic technic , we can use that accordingly , this wholesome practice will not only lead you to the better life , but also make the whole world better .

The state of mind is not the object of transformation though this sati (vipassanā) workshop ,

The purpose of the sati (vipassanā) workshop is to reconstruct and learn the Buddha’s original bhāvanā (art) methods. These are based on the original Buddhist text of majjhima nikāya ,

In addition, we will endeavor to ascertain viable, achievable, working solution for the resolution of the plethora of problem which mankind are suffering from in this day and age .

As we exercises to strengthen our arm muscles makes our arm muscles stronger likewise training the mind muscle strengthens mind elasticity, Buddha discovered this mechanism.

Physical muscle strengthening training is called exercise , practice or fitness , likewise mind muscle strengthening exercise is called sati bhāvanā or vipassanā (meditation or mindfulness). The honest practice of sati is enough to cure both types of diseases - physical and mental

So I would like to thanks from the deep core of my heart to the most venerable buddhapala ji, Dhammadipa ji and members of Sati Arama , Bodhgaya who allow us to be there to have a practical glimpse of mindful(sati)meditation .

Bhavatu Sabba Mangalam

Kavita jha university of delhi
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