10: Difficult Places to Exercise | Ovāda

This ovāda discusses the importance of developing in areas that are difficult. Areas of weakness can remain hidden. However, sometimes slight, changes in circumstances bring them to light. It can be important to practice in ways such that expose one’s weaknessess, so they can be overcome.

8: Diversifying the Risk of Work

A Dhamma discussion based on the question (paraphrased and generalized)… “I realize how attached I am to my work. I need it for income, but would like to approach it differently. Do you have any advice?”

7: Maintaining Health Over Longer Practice Periods | Discussion

A Dhamma discussion based on the question (paraphrased).. “These days, there’s a lot of talk about how the mind and body are interconnected, and a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. If you’re sitting in meditationfor seven or eight hours a day, how do you maintain your health?”

6: Ovāda — Navigating the Human Element

This ovāda discussed how, although meditation is primarily internal, practicing also requires us to navigate the human element. It discusses some of the reasons the human element is important and gives some strategies for navigating it.

5: Discussion — Flight or Fight From Overconsumption

A Dhamma discussion based on the question… “May I request for a Dhamma talk on cultivating wholesome mind states, especially for times when the senses are overloaded like in public, mecia etc when the nervous system is hijacked and Sati is present (due to practice) however the body is in the modes if the animal…

3: Blockages for Long-Term Meditators

A Dhamma discussion based on the question… (I)t seems to me, the more I sit the less concentrated I am. And, while I ‘know’ a number of strategies, I sometimes feel as though I cannot access them? The landscape becomes quite flat, and my body feels quite agitated. I am wondering if you might offer…