SVW Day 1

OPENING AND INTRODUCTION
Video 100

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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

Read Part 2 (pp 17 – 51) before viewing Videos 103, 104, and 105.
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.

Guided Meditation
Video 110

The next 3 “videos” only have still visuals. They are based on MP3 sound tracks.
110a Guided Meditation on Concept 22:39
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
Video 112

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