Mindfulness

This page is a curated compilation of podcasts and articles related to practicing mindfulness in our daily lives and more specifically in our meditation practice. Suggestions for additions are welcome:

Mindfuless of Breathing

The four foundations of meditation practice, are described in the Anapanasati Sutra: The Discourse on Mindfulness of Breathing. The instructions given provide practical directions to strengthen and deepen our meditation practice.  Link to blog post

Gil Fronsdal

Virya – Energy: One of The Five Faculties

Vīrya (Sanskrit; Pāli: viriya) is a Buddhist term commonly translated as “energy”, “diligence”, “enthusiasm”, or “effort”. It defines an attitude of gladly engaging in wholesome activities. In this series of podcasts,  Gil takes us through the five aspects of Virya as it applies to strengthen mindfulness in meditation:

  1. Initiating Effort (15 min)
  2. Right Endeavor (14 min)
  3. Continuous Effort (15 min)
  4. Mindfulness and Calm (14 min)
  5. Effortless Effort (30 min)