Aware that life is available only in the present moment, we are committed to training ourselves to live deeply each moment of daily life.Seventh Mindfulness Training
We will try not to lose ourselves in dispersion or be carried away by regrets about the past, worries about the future, or craving, anger, or jealousy in the present. We will practice mindful breathing to be aware of what is happening in the here and the now. We are determined to learn the art of mindful living by touching the wondrous, refreshing, and healing elements that are inside and around us, in all situations. In this way, we will be able to cultivate seeds of joy, peace, love, and understanding in ourselves, thus facilitating the work of transformation and healing in our consciousness. We are aware that real happiness depends primarily on our mental attitude and not on external conditions, and that we can live happily in the present moment simply by remembering that we already have more than enough conditions to be happy.”
A guided meditation to develop a personal practice of breath meditation.
How to do walking meditation as an individual or with the Sangha.
Origins of Mindfulness
When you follow the feeling of your breath entering your nose, you step into the ancient wisdom of the Buddha found in the “Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing,” Ānāpānasati Sutta, Majjhima Nikāya 118.
“Breathing in, I know I am breathing in.”
When you know you are breathing in, you have arrived; you’re in the here and now.