Joseph Goldstein – Insight Hour – Ep. 62 – The Satipatthāna Sutta: Mindfulness in Motion

Joseph Goldstein – Insight Hour – Ep. 62 – The Satipatthāna Sutta: Mindfulness in Motion

Joseph continues his series of teachings around The Satipatthāna Sutta, in this episode we look at methods of practicing mindfulness through awareness of our form while at rest and in motion.

Listen to the last episode in this series here: Ep. 61 – The Satipatthāna Sutta: Mindfulness of Body

Show Notes

Awareness of Form (Opening) – How does awareness of our bodily functions – like the breath – allow space to cultivate mindful awareness? Joseph recaps our previous episode and reflects on the contemplative lessons our bodies have to teach us.

“Everything we do is to this end, abiding independent, not clinging to anything in the world” – Joseph Goldstein 

Upright and Awake (11:35) – We look at the Buddha’s teachings around the mindfulness of body posture and how it can strengthen the continuity of our awareness.

“The way our postures are manifesting reveals the state of our mind. It becomes the place of stability for us to face and see through the unwholesome mind states. It’s not complicated, it is just a question of slowing down a little bit and paying careful attention.” – Joseph Goldstein

Mindfulness in Motion (34:25) – At a certain point in our journey of awakening we begin to see that all that is happening any moment is simply a process of knowing and an object. We look at how this understanding applies to awareness of our body at rest and in motion. Joseph reflects on the insight available through walking meditation.

“Sometimes there is walking and sometimes there is the feeling of being walked – as if the movement is happening by itself. All of these are manifestations of insight into selflessness, it is a real turning point in our deepening understanding of anatta ” – Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein – Insight Hour – Ep. 62 – The Satipatthāna Sutta: Mindfulness in Motion

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