GDW 1

GDW 100 Intro & Overview of Workshop  27:02

Chanting of the salient parts of the root sutta AN 3.110 upon which the topic of the workshop is built; rationale behind the arrangement of the sections of the workbook; structure of the workshop.

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Read Arakkhita Sutta (AN 3.110) in the workbook pp14-15 as well as the Appendix before viewing GDW 101 and GDW 103.

GDW 101 Introduction to Root Sutta and Instruction for D1  05:42

Reiterating the primary message of the Buddha in Arakkhita Sutta (AN 3.110) while pointing out the Buddha’s usage of the words citta and mano in the sutta. Giving instruction on how to approach Discussion Topic D1.

Discussion Topic D1:
What, do you think, is the difference between citta and mano, particularly in the relationship between mind (citta) and mental action (manokamma)?

GDW 102 Guided Open Awareness Meditation  20:56

Participants are required to keep their eyes open while following the guided meditation so that they can continue to practice mindfulness during their daily lives when their eyes are open most of the time.

GDW 103 Presentation of D1  35:03

Participants from various venues shared their group views on the difference between citta, mano and manokamma. This is a composite video of the more interesting clips. Their divergent views showed how confusing these terms could be to most people.

GDW 104 Explanation of D1  57:41

Discussion Topic D1:
What, do you think, is the difference between citta and mano, particularly in the relationship between mind (citta) and mental action (manokamma)?

This composite video is the most comprehensive explanation that Bhante Aggacitta has ever given in any one workshop. Using the explanation given in SKE Melaka as the base, supplementary materials from other venues are inserted at their relevant places to produce this very best explanation of 21 workshops.

03:00  The original luminosity of the citta does not mean one is already inherently enlightened
05:20  Gist of Rune Johansson’s paper: Citta, Mano, Viññāṇa – A Psychosemantic Investigation
11:40  Features of the 6 senses
13:28  Uṇṇābhabrahmaṇa Sutta (SN 48:42)
15:35  Out of the body experience
18:50  Origins of the Abhidhamma
20:22  Purpose of the Abhidhamma
21:13 The Abhidhamma model of citta
25:52  The 5 aggregates in practice
40:35  Old and new kamma
42:20  Modified Abhidhamma model of the cittas of the 6 senses
46:22  “Involuntary” movements during meditation
48:15  Theory of natural qi therapy
50:53  How is citta related to mano?
54:00  Classification of intention according to the 3 doors of action

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