I Give You My Bread

We all experience the five hindrances in our practice – greed, ill will, anxiety, dullness, and doubt. Applying continuous and vigilant attention to identify these obstacles as they arise, remove them in their tracks. Follow up with astute mindfulness to prevent them from assaulting the mind again and again. Such incremental steps have a cumulative effect of greater peace and mental purity as we learn to trust the practice and give ourselves to it fully. A talk given during a Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) week’s retreat at Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY, USA, in 2014.

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