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3.2 Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation 2: Elements

Chant:

I mostly don’t record the opening chanting we do, but I did this evening.

(Recorded on 3.12.19 at Insight Meditation Satsang, Berkeley, CA)

Meditation:

Continuing with the simple body scan structure, this time sweeping once each for the sensations and core qualities associated withe the Four Great Elements:

  1. Earth: solidity, hardness-softness, pressure. Sensing earth based on the hardness of the skeleton. The body pervaded by earth.
  2. Water: liquidity, cohesion. Sensing earth based on the liquidity of flesh, and the liquids of the body. The body pervaded by water.
  3. Fire: heat-coolness, temperature. Sensing fire based on temperature at the skin. The body pervaded by fire.
  4. Wind: movement. Sensing wind based on the movement of the body with breathing. The body pervaded by wind.
(Recorded on 3.12.19 at Insight Meditation Satsang, Berkeley, CA)

Talk:

Mindfulness of the elements. How understanding ourselves as expressions of these universal qualities found in nature opens toward identification with nature, as nature. The insight into selflessness and emptiness.

(Recorded on 3.12.19 at Insight Meditation Satsang, Berkeley, CA)
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