3.5 Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation 5: Mind States


It was the first week of the month, so I did a meditation on mind states, the 3rd Foundation, but also made it a simple guided meditation on mindfulness of body, mood, and emotional states.

(Recorded on 4.2.19 at Insight Meditation Satsang, Berkeley, CA)


Because there were beginners there, I went back to the beginning of the Satipaṭṭhāna sequence and built up the series from Mindfulness of the Body, but also looped further back to weave in the trauma and cultural preliminaries: safety, sustenance, shelter, medicine; ego structure, etc… So the discussion of the actual 3rd Foundation was skimpy. Maybe I’ll stick with this next week and say more before we go on to the 4th.

(Recorded on 4.2.19 at Insight Meditation Satsang, Berkeley, CA)
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