OPENING AND INTRODUCTION
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101 Overview & Structure of the Workshop 3:47
PART 1: SURVEY OF POPULAR NOTIONS
102 Survey of Popular Notions 15:35
Ayasmā Aggacitta compiles and comments on the participants’s notions of Samatha and Vipassanā.
PART 2: DOCTRINAL AUTHORITY
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103 Establishing the Hierarchy of Doctrinal Authority 11:36
Ninefold Classification of Dhamma.
104 Background for Discussion D2 13:33
What do sutta and vinaya refer to in the context of the the Four Great References?
105 Discussion D2 21:39
PART 3: SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES
Read Part 3 (pp 53 – 63) before viewing Videos 106, 107, and 108.
106 Exploring Scriptural References 1:26
107 Discussion D3 4:51
Settling the mind and the imagery of standing, sitting, …?
108 Discussion D4 23:47
Characteristics that distinguish samatha from vipassanā.
Read pages 64 – 71 before viewing Videos 109 and 111.
109 Discussion D5 17:27
The simile of changing postures and the process of stilling the mind.
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110a Guided Meditation on Concept 23:27
110b Guided Meditation on a Sense Object 26:38
110c Guided Meditation on Sensory Experience 29:40
110d Practical Lessons 11:57
111 Discussion D6 27:58
The five-fold strategy for stilling thoughts seems to be a pure samatha exercise … yet the conclusion of the Sutta states that it results in arahantship, thus suggesting that arahantship can be attained without practising vipassanā at all. What do you think?
Summary & Conclusion Day 1