A new series on Kayagatasati Sutta during One Day Retreats was started at Nissaranavanaya monastery by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero on 05 August 2017. One Day Retreat series is conducted by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero and this is the second sutta of the series.
Kayagatasati Sutta outlines the development of mindfulness through observing and contemplating the body. The Kayagatasati sutta stresses the need for constant awareness of the body’s positions, “When walking, the monk discerns, ‘I am walking.’ When standing, he discerns, ‘I am standing.’ When sitting, he discerns, ‘I am sitting.’ When lying down, he discerns, ‘I am lying down’. The Sutta also outlines the practice of “reflections on repulsiveness of the body” (Patikulamanasikara).
The Sutta then explains the attainment of the first four rupa Jhanas, states of calm concentration reached through meditation.
Finally, the Sutta outlines the ten benefits of these practices which are as follows:
- Conquering displeasure & delight.
- Conquering fear & dread.
- Resistance to temperature, pain and the elements.
- Attainment of the four Jhanas
- “Manifold supranormal powers” (ex. walking on water, walking through walls)
- Supernatural hearing.
- Psychic powers – knowing the “awareness of other beings”.
- Recollection of past lives.
- Seeing “by means of the divine eye, purified & surpassing the human”.
Please click below to reach the text of the sutta from Thripitakaya.org;
The next one day retreat will be conducted on 02 September 2017. It will commence at 7.30 am. The Yogis will be provided with Lunch and evening Tea. Breakfast will not be provided.
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- 01. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 01_05-08-2017
- 02. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Dhamma Talk 01_Ānāpānasati 01_05-08-2017
To be continued monthly……