When Awareness Becomes Natural
A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life
is greatbut it's not what Buddhist practice is all about.
That's the message of this engaging and funny Burmese Buddhist
monk, and it's a message that is finding a significant following
among Westerners in the Insight Meditation tradition. Sayadaw
U Tejaniya teaches how to bring awareness to any sort of activity
in order to discover deep insight and liberation from suffering.
It works in sitting meditation, but it works just as well when
sorting the laundry or doing data entry. "My teachings are
nothing new," he says. "They are, as always, based on
the four foundations of mindfulness: awareness of the body, awareness
of feelings and sensations, awareness of mind, and understanding
of dhamma or nature, i.e., mind and matter. These four foundations
are as explained in the Buddha's discourse on mindfulness, the
Satipathana sutta. How I offer these teachings is a reflection
of my life and practice and the way in which they are presented
is to accommodate the way in which modern yogis live their lives."
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