Houston Insight Meditation Group (HIMG) 1-Day Monthly Retreat Dharma Talk
Teacher: Venerable Nalaka
Subject: Satipatthana Sutta
Time: starting at 3:00pm of the monthly Saturday Retreat
Videos: part 1 of 2 and part 2 of 2
The Dhamma Talks are designed to lead and help the yogi to further the meditation practice and ultimately experiencing at least the beginning stage of enlightenment- Sotapanna.
These are a series of Dhamma Talks based on Satipatthana Sutta. The focus of the talks are not on theory nor is it a scholar study; rather the emphasis are on the practical aspects of Vipassana Meditation, specifically the Mahasi Meditation techniques. The aim is to help yogis to develop a strong and effective meditation in order to move forward towards enlightenment.
In the first talk Bhante will give an overview of the entire Sutta and its relationship to the Rathavinita Sutta ( the relay of chariots ) the seven stages of purification. If you plan to attend the lecture, please arrive promptly at 2:45pm.
Satipatthana Sutta ===============
HIMG 1-Day Monthly Retreat starting Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, Venerable Nalaka will conduct a series of Dhamma Talks on the Satipatthana Sutta, the important discourse by the Buddha on meditation.
"... Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is generally regarded as the canonical Buddhist text with the fullest instructions on the system of meditation unique to the Buddha's own dispensation. The practice of Satipatthana meditation centers on the methodical cultivation of one simple mental faculty readily available to all of us at any moment." (sources: by Venerable Soma Thera from Access To Insight)
Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw's discussion on Satipatthana Vipassana and encouragement to yogis.
"Yogis who take up this course of training should bear in mind that they are on the highway which has been taken by Buddhas, Arahats and Ariyas. This opportunity is afforded them apparently because of their parami, that is, their previous endeavors in seeking and wishing for it, and also because of their present mature conditions. They should rejoice at heart for having this opportunity. They should also feel assured that by walking on this highway without wavering they will gain personal experience of highly developed concentration and wisdom, ... Nibbana will be realized. It will not take long to achieve the objective, possibly one month, or twenty days, or fifteen days, or, on rare occasions, even in seven days ..."