Assignments

Week 2

Mind (Buddha):

  • Continue with daily shamatha meditation practice
  • Meditate on the audio recording.


Speech (Dharma):

  • Please listen to the passage by Matthieu Ricard


Body (Sangha):

Reflect on the following:

  1. There are three modes of suffering outlined in the second aspect of the 1st noble truth. How do the three modes of suffering described by Mathieu Ricard in the passage correlate to the suffering of suffering, the suffering of change and the suffering of conditioned nature as we discussed during the retreat?
  2. Consider what benefit can embody from studying and understanding the causes of suffering.
  3. Discuss with your group