SVW Day 3

300 Opening to Day 3

‣ Recapitulation of Days 1 and 2
‣ Outline  and Overview of Day 3

301 Guided Kāya(gatā)sati Meditation 1:20

Read pp 54 – 114, 132 – 142 before viewing the next two videos.
302 Discussion D11 34:52
How Samādhi is Attained in the Pāli Suttas?
‣ List sequences in samādhi development,
‣ Grade range of samādhi,
‣ Give English translation for samādhi
‣ Q&A and Comments
◦ Why is happiness (sukha) higher than joy (pīti) ?
◦ English translation of pīti

303 Discussion D12 34:10

Relate range of samādhi graded in D11 to sammāsamādhi.
Comments and Q&A
◦ Are all the jhānas required for arahantship?
◦ Difference between tranquility and samādhi
◦ Can any level of jhāna qualify as sammāsamādhi?
◦ What is sammāñāṇa and khaye ñāṇa?
◦ A different interpretation of sammāñāṇa
◦ Is N8P the foundation for sammāñāṇa?

Read pp 116 – 117 before viewing the following video.

304 Introduction to Saṅkhāra 5:43

‣ What is Sankhāra?
‣ Saṅkhāra with respect to Vipassanā in the Pāli Suttas

305 Guided Meditation on Open Awareness and Kaya(gata)sati 0:31

Read pp 118 – 121 before viewing the following video.

306 Discussion D13 54:16
‣ Why is saṅkhārā used twice in the MN 35 excerpt?
‣ Why are all dhammas not-self only but not also impermanent & suffering?
Presentation followed by Explanation from the Teacher.
◦ Active and passive saṅkhāras
◦ Saṅkhāras and dhammas
◦ Five niyāmas
◦ What is sammāñāṇa and khaye ñāṇa?
◦ Saṅkhāras are not confined to “ultimate realities”
◦ Using kāyasati to investigate saṅkhāras

Read pp 120 – 125 before viewing the following video.
307 Discussion D14 23:25
What significant conclusion can be drawn from Suttas SN 22.15 – 17?

Read pp 124 – 127 before viewing the following video.
308 Discussion D15 16:16
Why was Āyasmā Channa unable to comprehend the Dhamma?

309 Guided Meditation on Open Awareness and Kaya(gata)sati

309a Guided Meditation on Open Awareness & Kayagatasati 22:11
309b Q&A on Meditation Instruction 13:05

Read pp 59, 128 – 131 before viewing the following video.
310 Discussion D16 50:26
Relationship between Samatha & Vipassanā, and their respective functions.
‣ Since defilements are just visitors, where does wisdom come from?
‣ How about other mental states such as vitakka, etc.?
‣ Do you agree with the Commentary’s explanation?
Presentation followed by Explanation from the Teacher, then the following Q&A.
◦ Are vitakka and vicāra inherent in the mind?
◦ Inconsistencies in observation of citta, mano and viññāṇa
◦ Why are humans called “manussa”?
◦ What are kāyasaṅkhāra, cittasaṅkhāra and āyu­saṅkhāra?

311 Summary & Conclusion Day 3 14:35

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