Tuesday, August 12th

Domenic will facilitate a discussion on the Five Hindrances. Here is an edited version of the email he sent to the group to kick off the week:

This is an article about the five hindrances.  If you don’t want to read the whole thing (sloth and torpor?!) at least memorize what the five hindrances are so you can become aware of them as they pop up during the week.

During the week, try to become aware of when a hindrance is particularly prevalent for you.  Don’t shy away from it, and don’t try to fix it…just become aware of it and label it, label it, label it.  The hindrances are excellent to practice with because we regularly activate them (that’s why they are hindrances), and there is a deep bodily reaction associated with them.

For anyone interested in deepening the ability to cognate the emotive reaction/felt sense, this is a dharma talk ( given by a monk during a monastic retreat) outlining the unification of the cognitive and the affective.

Please feel free to do your own research.  The best thing about group study is the variety of insights that members bring to the topic.

The schedule is:

6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:15 discussion
7:15 – 7:30 sitting

The sitting takes place at BIBS – location in the sidebar.